Welcome to our Wine Blog
This blog is designed to give you an insight into the wonderfully diverse world of wines and also a bit of a peek into what life is like at Virgin Wines HQ. We’ll introduce you to our Wine buyers and let you know where they have been on their round the world sampling trips/holidays. We’ll take you on a tour of the wine making countries of the world and provide you with some interesting information on a wide variety of grapes, some of which are better known than others. We’ll also keep you up to date with everything we are involved in from raising money for charity to what we got up to at the latest staff party…as long as it’s safe to post.
Meet the Folks Behind the Blog
Want to get to know the people who will be writing regular features in the blog? Well, now’s your chance to find a little more out about them!
David Wyatt – Digital Marketing Exec & Social Media Manager
Hi, I’m David Wyatt and I run all our social media channels here at Virgin Wines, including the blog that you’re currently reading. I also look after a lot of our digital marketing interests. I’ll be writing the majority of the content that you read on the blog with a little help from a lot of people at Virgin and in the wine industry. Outside of Virgin Wines HQ, I write professionally for a US based sports company on the NFL, and more accurately the New York Jets. If I’m not writing I’ll be at Carrow road cheering on the canaries or in the kitchen cooking up a storm…while drinking a cheeky glass or two.
Dave Roberts – Wine Buyer – @DR_VirginWines
Hello I’m Dave Roberts and I’m a Wine Buyer for Virgin Wines. I don’t get in front of the camera as much as my more filmed colleague Andy Baker but that’s not to say I’m not super busy behind the scenes. I’ve been at Virgin Wines since 2008 and have worked in the wine trade since 1999. I started life working in customer services at Laithwaites and slowly but surely found myself sinking deeper into the vat! I met Jay in 2008 and the rest they say is history. A typical day in the office brings, what is often described as the best job in the world, down to earth, however, saying that it does beat selling insurance, or so I’m told!! In all seriousness a day in the office is fairly varied, from tasting samples, talking to producers and suppliers and writing up new wines for the site. I could continue but you’d get bored… Thankfully I’m not always office bound and often get to sample wines on location across the world. Not a bad life really!
About Virgin Wines
Unlike supermarkets, Virgin Wines is not about selling big name wines made in huge factories using mass produced techniques. Instead, we sell boutique quality wines produced by small independent winemakers who make their wine for love and not money.
We believe in offering our customers exceptional value for money and our wine buyers constantly scour the globe to find the best wines possible.
Whether you are looking to buy a case for the first time or prefer to receive regular shipments, we have something to suit you. Oh and make sure you have a go on our wine auctions – you never know you might strike lucky!
We’ve created this blog so you can take a sneak peek into the world of Virgin Wines. We want it to feature good wholesome fun and act as a forum where everyone can talk about wine. Please feel free to leave your comments in relation to specific articles. However, if you have a question regarding a wine delivery or service related issue, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and for general comments and suggestions about Virgin Wines, please email us at email@example.com