Who We Are
OWNER, PRIVATE SALE & BROKERING
Part man, part bicycle. His thirst for knowledge, his thirst for excellence and, let’s be honest, his thirst started it all. Our leader took a skilled palate and love of wine in one hand and a successful chemical engineering career in the other and….. well; is this a chemical engineering website? No it is not. Well done Doug, good choice.
Napoleon once said that an army marches on its stomach. Which was weird given the feet and boots situation and all. No such idiocy from our Stevie. Once they have put the cork in the bottle it’s all over to him. Using his sizeable experience he ships, he strategises , he plots, he plans, he tastes, he selects, he trains, he does too many things all at the same time, he runs marathons, he flies (…..one day, Stevie, one day…..)!
PRIVATE CLIENT WINE & WHISKY SALES
Wine drinker, raconteur, international man of mystery, fast jet test pilot, six times world cliff diving champion. These are all words that Shane has used. And may do so again, it’s up to him really. From the fine wine trade in London & beyond, via the path of educator and retailer to hotels, restaurants and institutions Shane brings it all to the table.
RETAIL & BESPOKE SALES BofA
The conscience of WoodWinters. She keeps us rooted and in the here and now, makes certain we are on-message and doing it for, like, real. Let’s be honest – she had us at hello…Kim has a huge passion for food and drink and has run wine shops, restaurants, food emporia and is life-dictator-elect of a Tom & Barbara Goode Appreciation Society. One of these is not totally true. Shame.
BRIDGE OF ALLAN SHOP MANAGER
The first of our dastardly duo of Irish-themed retail managers and still the original and best (his words). Always at hand with a quip to relieve the daily pressures of life whilst ensuring that our customers are united with just the bottle needed to make it all better. Treads that fine line between genius and madness more often than not – but that’s what years in the wine trade can do to you. Oh, and we all look up to him – just pop into the shop and you’ll soon understand.
Tenuta Mara, Rimini, Emilia-Romagna
Supercar Sangiovese from the region that’s home to Ferrari and Paganini. The estate was founded in 2008 by Giordano Amandatori after business success to celebrate his love of wine, and is judiciously named after his wife Mara, no detail having been missed in the pursuit of creating a product of natural beauty…
Terre des Dames, Coteaux de Languedoc
Lidewij van Wilgen, a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands, started a new life in 2002 when she moved with her 3 young daughters to become a winemaker in the Languedoc.
Tenuta di Ghizzano, Pisa, Tuscany
The hill-top hamlet of Ghizzano lies in the Pisan hills, close to the Tuscan coast. The Venerosi Pescolini family settled here in the late 14th Century and the estate now encompasses around 350ha with 20ha of vines.
Champagne Larmandier-Bernier is one of the true stars of the Côte des Blancs. Both the Larmandier and Bernier families have had a long history in the Champagne region, dating back to the French revolution. Pierre took over the direction of the family estate in 1988, and by 1992 he began to move the family’s vineyards over to Organics and then to full-blown Biodynamic viticulture by 1999.