Shop Information

56 Friars Stile Rd
Richmond
London
TW10 6NQ
Tel: 020 3489 5610
Email: contact@thegoodwineshop.co.uk

 

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Opening times

Monday 10am to 6pm
Tuesday 10am to 6pm
Wednesday 10am to 6pm
Thursday 10am to 6pm
Friday 10am to 6pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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OUR PEOPLE

Mark Wrigglesworth - Director & Owner

My life in the wine trade started when I bought The Good Wine Shop in St Margarets in 2004. Before that wine was a passion and a hobby rather than my living. I had stints with start up businesses before that, in property group specialising in the mobile telecoms sector, as well as establishing and running an American Healthcare company’s UK offices. Having cut my teeth helping set up other people’s businesses I now wanted to venture out on my own and in an area I had a passion for. It was a steep learning curve in the early days but I guess nearly 15 years on we must be getting something right and hopefully we will continue to thrive and grow. I am curious about wine in all its colours, grapes and styles but never like drinking the same thing again and again. Pinot Noir is a passion but so is white burgundy and Riesling too.

Ben Craighead - Operations Manager

With over a decade of experience working in hospitality in the UK and Canada, before I came to The Good Wine Shop I worked for an award winning, boutique hotel chain. I’m passionate about wine and spirits. As a trained sommelier I also love suggesting great food & wine combinations! I recently completed my WSET Diploma and was honoured to receive the Liberty Wines Award for outstanding results in the Global Business module. I’m particularly fond of wines from Oregon, Northern Italy and Jerez. Most often though you’ll find me with a great single malt whisky!

Jenny Meutelet – Digital Marketing Manager & Wine Advisor, Teddington

Originally from Burgundy, I first joined the wine industry four years ago during my Master’s Degree in Bordeaux when interning in a Pessac-Léognan estate. I then moved to London three years ago, working in Wine PR & Communications – both for one of the UK’s Top Wine PR agency and in-house for an online wine merchant. I also obtained both my WSET Level 2 & 3 during this time and finally decided to work in a wine shop to develop that knowledge more – both in marketing and in store.

What I love about wine is that there’s always something to learn, discover or taste but if I had to choose, my favourite wine regions/countries would be Austria and Alsace and I'm also a huge fan of Jura and South African wines.

Ruth Fraser – HR Manager

I have worked my whole career in the drinks industry. I spent the first 8 years working for a Brewery running public houses along the South coast and then at the beginning of the millennium, I moved to London to start working in the wine trade. I worked 20 years for a high street wine retailer managing stores, opening new ones, payroll, HR duties and coaching staff.

I have a young son and decided it was time for a career change, still in the wine trade. I have worked at The Good Wine Shop over a year now and continue my passion for seeing employees develop and supporting the business as it grows in my HR role.

I like to choose an interesting wine and then find a meal to match. The best thing about wine is you are always learning...

Matt Hares – Wine Advisor & E-Commerce Assistant, Richmond

Having been born and raised at the foot of the South Downs in Sussex, I have grown up in what's perhaps the UK's most accomplished wine region surrounded by a number of stellar English producers. As a young man I always enjoyed a celebratory tipple on special occasions growing up. But I fell in love while on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia, visiting several inspiring producers and getting properly immersed in viticulture.

I'm a lover of both the Old and New worlds, with a preference for more classical styles, but hey, I'm open. If I were forced to choose a favourite, I'd have to go for Burgundy – maybe Vosne. The sheer finesse and elegance of the wines on offer, while still being so voluptuous and expressive. Delightful!