Wines We Drink

One of the key roles of being a Virgin Wines team member is to know your products inside and out. Lucky for us that involves drinking the odd glass of wine. Let us introduce you to one of our team members who we had a quick catch up with.

Name: Michael Townsend

Job title: Social Media & Online Marketing Man

Favourite Grape Type: Pinot Noir

Favourite Champagne for Celebrating: Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label – it’s reasonably priced and looks great.

Best Wine and Food Combo: I’m a big fan of stir fry with a black bean sauce so I’d open a bottle of Vina Leyda Gewurztraminer Reserva 2010. It’s a really fresh bottle and the grape type is perfect with the sauce.

Most Used Phrase in the Office: I invented the phrase ‘Game Changer’ so I tend to use that a fair bit.

Phrase you dislike the most: I can’t stand the phrase ‘pet peeve’ – it is my biggest pet peeve ever… hmmmm.

Best Thing About My Job: Frines – Every Friday at 5pm we get to taste 3 new wines.

How do take your tea/coffee: Black, no milk, no sugar.

My top 3 Wines of the Moment:

Mr Noir Victorian Pinot Noir
“It is drinking great right now and really comes to life when paired with red meat”

Mr Noir Pinot Noir

16 Little Black Pigs Pinot Grigio
“So refreshing and comes from Australia, not where you would typically expect a decent Pinot Grigio to come from”

16 Little Black Pigs Pinot Grigio

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva
“A firm customer favourite and rightly so. Always first on my list when buying a case”

Perez Cruz Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva


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  1. Michael always wears this blue suit to the office. Takes it off by noon. The glasses by the end of the day.

  2. Truffle Brown


    I am a cat. Miaow.

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