About Us

Independent Champagnes of Distinction

 

Finest Fizz was set up by Howard & Randi Abernethy. The village that Howard grew up in is twinned with Hautvillers, where Dom Perignon invented champagne. Hautvillers is also known as the Cradle of Champagne. Howard & Randi have travelled to Hautvillers and the greater Champagne region on many occasions and have built up many friendships and professional contacts in the area. 

The producers we deal with make a limited quantity of champagne each year and these skilled vignerons take immense pride in their produce. Finest Fizz delights in importing this delicious and lovingly-developed champagne.

Finest Fizz does not offer any of the big label champagnes. We think there's plenty of the big name stuff around already. However, what there isn't enough of is the fine quality champagne hand-crafted by the many families across the region. As well as broadening your champagne horizons with glorious fizz, we can enhance any event by providing personalized labels on the bottles.

The champagne you will discover from Finest Fizz will open your taste buds to the full beauty and array of bubbly from names you will never have heard of. But you have our assurance - after many hours of strenuous research – that every champagne is a fantastic product at a very modest price. It's boutique, haute-couture champagne at high street prices. 

 

The Finest Fizz Team

Howard Abernethy - Managing Director

Howard comes from a background in showbusiness and has worked with many top stars over the years. On deciding that he wanted to leave the limelight, but continue to do something fun and exciting, he started up Finest Fizz. The rest is history. Outside of work you will find him enjoying just about any sport, with great emphasis on the Welsh Rugby team

 

Randi Abernethy - Minister in Charge of Tasting, Research & Development

Randi has worked in international banking for many years and fully supports the Finest Fizz dream - as she has access to loads more champagne than previously. Randi is our main taster and plays the vital role of deciding what champagnes we should sell. Outside of work you will find her singing in a variety of rock bands and cheering on the Philadelphia Flyers ice-hockey

 

Lucinda Harris - Chief Fizzer

Lucinda is the calm source of reason and amazing office manager. She knows just about all there is to know about Finest Fizz. She trained as a corporate lawyer before starting a family and lives on the same road as the Finest Fizz office. Easy commute! Outside of work she 'manages' 3 young children, loves cocktails when not drinking fizz and is quite a fearsome athlete - Lucinda was a Junior National Swimming Champion.

 

Jenny Clark - Fizz Events

Jenny is as lovely and hard-working as they come. She combines her role with Finest Fizz with the very cool Skin & Tonic brand. Jen is often seen out & about at one of our numerous pop-up bars and her cackling laugh lights up the room/field/universe. Outside of work she bends herself into craziness with a LOT OF YOGA.