Cambridge Wine Merchants
International Wine Challenge, Wine Merchant of the Year 2012 : WINNERS!
also: Large Independent Merchant of the year UK, East of England Merchant of the year, Fortified Specialist Merchants of the Year UK
Cambridge Wine Merchants Team
Hal Wilson MA (Cantab)
Hal has been enthusiastically involved in wine and food since coming up to Cambridge to read Classics at Peterhouse. After graduating he entered the wine trade, establishing Cambridge Wine Merchants with Brett in 1993. He runs our HQ and fine wine department and deals with press. Specialist Areas: Bordeaux (Hal handles all our En Primeur business), Burgundy, Rhone. He’s also our Finance Director, which is why (unlike so many of our competitors) we’re still in business.
Contact: Tel + 44 01954 214528. Mobile 07968 220290. firstname.lastname@example.org
Brett and Hal founded CWM and they still own the company. Brett deals with strategy and expansion, setting up new shops and projects, and does all our design and marketing. He hosts many tastings and dinners and runs numerous charity events as part of our good works programme.
Specialist Areas: Champagne (Brett is a Chevalier in the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne), Alsace, Italy, Germany, Madeira, Port, Sherry, Malt Whisky.
Contact: 07870 48 28 07. email@example.com
Stewart is our senior buyer. Passionate about researching and finding exciting new wines, this goes hand in hand with the trust he has built with clients. These wines find a natural home in CWM branches, as well as on the wine lists of top eateries and in the cellars of Oxbridge colleges.
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Alex joined us in 2006. Previously a Senior Wine Advisor for Virgin Wines on-line, his areas of expertise are Southern France and Spain, where has spent a lot of time learning about wine. His specialist wholesale markets are mostly with large event venues, restaurants, gastro-pubs and college catering departments
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Owner, Salisbury Franchise
Gareth owns our gorgeous Salisbury franchise.
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Owner, Ampthill Franchise
Owns our super-busy Ampthill franchise. After some years in the less interesting field of computing he’s now enjoying life with his lovely shop.
Contact: + 44 01525 405929. email@example.com
Central admin and Web Sales
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King’s Parade Branch
James joined us from Avery’s of Bristol. He also has experience winemaking at Vonderling in South Africa.
Contact: +44 01223 309 309. email@example.com
Kev Thorley, Paul Hale, Stuart Hames
The Logistics Team
Paul and Kev organise our logistics operation. Stuart and Richard drive the vans and deal with branches and wholesale customers. All with efficiency, and most of all good humour.
- Contact: +44 01954 214573. firstname.lastname@example.org
Cambridge College Accounts
Alice recently graduated from Cambridge and now handles Cambridge College Accounts, as well as giving numerous tastings both in house and externally.
Contact: +44 7921 464651. email@example.com
Bar Operations, Events and Assistant to Chairman.
Gareth joined us from the CambsCuisine group and was manager at The Tickell Arms, Whittlesford.
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Based at our Bridge St branch.
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Julie Frankland (AIWS)
Oxford College Account Manager
Ex corporate tax lawyer turned wine geek, Julie joined us in 2011 and became our College Account Manager in 2014, looking after our Cambridge and Oxford College accounts. She was awarded the 2014 Vintners' Cup, the top award for WSET Diploma graduates. Julie is based at our Head Office.
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