Colin joined the team here at Stevenage nearly three years ago and has fast become the resident ‘red’ oracle. Colin is a true professor of the wine industry and his passion for it that simply ‘pours’ out. He is as comfortable purring over a sumptuous Shiraz as he is when he is helping you unearth your own ‘new found favourites’. With Colin, it's not all about reds, he endeavours to locate a truly stunning Gavi that is guaranteed to please all, but will always select a white Burgundy that will deliver on all expectations.
Like a seductively chilled Vinho Verde, Alex originates from Portugal, meaning that whilst his knowledge of the Portugese classics is second to none, he keeps a very varied palate. Alex is a true ambassador of the classic heavy reds and enjoys nothing more than a smooth warming Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, but with Alex and much like all good wine-lovers it is not all about the body, a nice velvet rich Rioja Reservá is what he calls a ‘cellar must have’ will often be seen swilling around his glass. With Alex, the climate and heat matters, which lead him to his other love, a beautifully chilled Rosé which will complete any occasion that the sunshine joins, and he will always be on hand to find you a ‘blushing salmon’ pink, who knows, he may even find you an ‘Angel’.
Neil-Rhys is the Store Manager, where he has been for the past three years. When it comes to wines, he loves nothing more than big, bold powerhouse 'best-foot-forward' styles ranging from the debonair Valpolicella's right through to the sublime 'Stateside Cabernet Sauvignon, he relishes nothing more than a zesty Sauvignon Blanc (always has to be a Kiwi - his words), but remains partial to a cheeky South African Viognier, what’s not to love. With an extensive background in both hospitality and mixology that spans over twenty years, it is fair to say that Neil-Rhys will not just help you discover that perfect wine for that perfect occasion, he’ll also take you on an ‘old fashioned’ tour of ‘Manhattan’.