About Us

In 1999, brother and sister, Tony Stones and Teresa Barnard visited small, family producers in Champagne and persuaded them to import their champagnes to the UK. A hobby initially, the company grew and in 2008 Tony left the IT world for good, for fizz!

In 2016 our online wine shop Champagne Warehouse changed its name to The Fizz Company. Why?

Well, we had become a lot more fizzy, selling sparkling wine from around the world.

We’re a family business, Tony remains in charge and we remain passionate to our roots, importing great quality fizz from small, family producers.

Helen, Tony’s wife heads up business at The Fizz Company.


Nursing isn’t your average route into champagne, it’s a path that I’m happy to have taken though!! My love of people remains as strong as ever. I’ve swapped health advice for fizz advice and I’m still keen to make sure that alcohol is consumed sensibly! Checking patients got the correct medicine and dose was pretty important (!!) and now I apply an eagle eye for detail, making sure orders are fulfilled properly and on time.


My role is largely to co-ordinate orders, put them together, despatch them and control stock levels. The vast majority of my career has been spent in the relatively mundane world of insurance, where my only working exposure to champagne was insuring warehouses full of it!

To now have the chance to earn a living in the drinks industry on a daily basis is indeed a labour of love, and an opportunity I could not let pass me by. An added bonus is of course opportunity to sample the odd glass or two of the excellent range of products we provide (naturally all in the course of research )!



Other team members.