Hello, and thanks for taking a moment to check us out!
We are a family owned and run eCommerce wine company.
There are two of us – Andy & Karen – and we’ve been in the wine trade for quite a few years now! We’ve been working together for the last 16 years …. and are still married!
Working for many years in a quality restaurant environment, and then in retail, we learnt of the importance of attention to detail and consistency of product; which is the
philosophy behind the Cellar Selected range –
a hand-picked, evolving range that really excels on quality and price.
Andy brings a unique blend of skills and depth of knowledge coupled with a boyish enthusiasm for all things wine related – with 44 years combined experience in the restaurant and wine trade – qualifying and working first as a chef; and later as Restaurant Manager/Sommelier (at the then one Star Michelin – Hartwell House Hotel, Buckinghamshire); Head Sommelier (Two Star Michelin – Nico at Ninety Park Lane, London) and, most recently for the last 17 years, as an award winning retail (bricks and mortar & online) wine merchant The Halifax Wine Company.
Karen’s career background of working front of house in 4 and 5 star hotels, PA and office administration equips her for the challenges and roles that a two person business have to embrace!
We’ll be looking to snap up small parcels of wine, end of vintages, new wines on the market and limited releases.
If you want to know about these and more offers, sometimes before they are uploaded to our website, then be sure to sign up to receive our email updates!
Look out too for a wine we consider to be a ‘hidden gem‘
– it might be one that will surprise you!
We hope you go and have a browse around our site,
we’ve got some great wines there!
As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch, via ‘Ask Andy’
if you have any queries at all.
Andy & Karen
Just for fun … 3 ‘interesting’ facts about each of us!
I spilt sauce down Angela Ripon’s dress at a hotel function (she forgave me!)
I have the patience of a saint – I’m a lifelong LUFC supporter!
Online Scrabble – guilty pleasure!
My 15 minutes of fame was being interviewed live on Channel 4 Racing from Doncaster Race Course by Derek Thompson!
Maltesers – cold from the fridge – some people might say I have an addiction!
I love all things tennis