meet the team

James Nathan
Head of Hydration

James has spent a decade selling, making and sourcing wine for small independent wine merchants, finding the time for a healthy amount of sampling throughout. With a family background of hospitality, and several years’ experience of his own in the hospitality industry designing menus and creating recipes for cookery books – his passions never stop. James also runs a tech company which has helped bind these experiences together to create this user-friendly website for low intervention wine lovers.

Moritz Bak
My Partner In Wine

Moritz is an incredibly creative and motivated Swiss-born winemaker. Qualified with a degree in Oenology from Plumpton College, he has over 9 years experience in wine production, running and owning a highly successful vineyard in Maury, Côtes du Roussillon (Res Fortes). He’s currently travelling the world promoting his brand. You will find his small selection of wines on the site. Moritz never stops – on weekends you will find him either making or selling wine. His favourite wine is, of course, his own!

Alexandra Johnson
Content Guru

Aly, previously a Royal Air Force officer is now a creative copywriter with oodles of experience across multiple industries, however her heart and soul lie in food and drink. When she isn’t trying to persuade her husband to open a bottle of Puligny-Montrachet, she can be found quaffing Picpoul or supping on South African Malbec. Aly is also an avid contributor to the Huffington Post.

About us

Henry Awin
Master of Trade

Coming from a family of wine enthusiasts, Henry’s introduction to wine was originally forced upon him… being pushed around endless wineries in a buggy. Luckily this didn’t put him off and Henry has a deep interest in both food and wine, having completed a Cordon Bleu Patisserie Diploma before joining the wine trade. With an extremely sweet tooth, Henry is most happy with a slice of sacher torte and a glass of Rutherglen Muscat.

Pull The Cork is in the vanguard of the esoteric wine movement. We proudly offer consumers sustainable wine, the vast majority of which come from organic producers who use either organic or biodynamic farming methods, fermenting their wine with indigenous yeast and minimal intervention, all the way from the vineyard to the bottle. We are passionate about championing these small artisanal producers who are committed to sustainability, to ensure their vineyards remain healthy and productive not just for now, but for years to come.

Our Ethos

We see people growing more and more conscious about their health and the environment, taking a keen interest in the products they use, where these products are sourced and how they are made” – James Nathan

Pull The Cork was founded in 2018 by James Nathan and Moritz Bak, school friends who wound up working independently in the wine trade – Moritz a winemaker, James a wine merchant. Realising there was a gap in the online wine market, they set about filling it together with mindfully made wines from small sustainable producers.

It’s our intention to make it easier than ever before for you to access delicious, sustainable wines for yourself. If you’re the kind of person who loves discovering new things, who believes in supporting passionate people and who wants to be surprised, then Pull The Cork is the wine partner for you” – Moritz Bak

As a result, the only wines Pull The Cork stocks are a mix of vegan friendly, biodynamic, organic and esoteric wines. You can read about the classifications we use for our wines here.

Sustainable Wine – from grape to bottle, now and in the future

We wholeheartedly believe that the sustainable wine scene has never been so exciting. An explosion of audacious and unapologetic wines has burst onto the stage from a tidal wave of innovative artisan wine producers. As such, we will continue to expand our range with the most sought after and hard to find wines from all over the world. We want to make it simple for you to get amazing, natural wine onto your tables, into your fridges and sloshing around your glasses, so expect to see plenty of new producers on the website, regular wine tasting events and lots of exciting announcements.

For more information check out the Pull The Cork blog and demystify the world of low intervention wine for yourself – we’re going to turn you into a sustainable wine expert because you shouldn’t need a PhD to drink these wines.

James & the team