2 Royal Parade
020 8940 4482
|Monday||11am to 8pm|
|Tuesday||11am to 8pm|
|Wednesday||10am to 9pm|
|Thursday||10am to 9pm|
|Friday||10am to 10pm|
|Saturday||10am to 10pm|
|Sunday||11am to 8pm|
EXPLORE OUR SHOP
Andrew Aldridge – Store Manager, Kew
I landed on my feet in the alco-bev world some 5 years ago in the wine department of a renouned picadilly department store picking up my WSET along the way.
For me nothing is better than finding the beverage that hits all the right spots be that found in wine, beer or spirits. It is exactly that pursuit which was the spark that turned me into a full time wine & spirits geek, I mean enthusiast. When im not working.. im working! Perusing anything from backbars, winelists and supermarket ailse. Its a fast moving innovative landscape that drew me in many years ago and still hasn't quite let me go.
So come on in and pull up a chair, we serve exciting wine from noon onwards and as always I look forward to greeting you in the Kew store!
Ian Stewart – Assistant Store Manager, Kew
Wine has always been integral to social occasions in my family - I am the third generation to work in the Licensed trade. I started out working in Pubs, and graduated to 4& 5 Star Hotel Bars, working in the west End, the high quality Restaurants and Cafes, eventually working as a senior sommelier in Mayfair.
More than anything, I love the stories and background that comes with Wine - the hinterland. Drinking is both an intensely personal and yet profoundly social act.
When not walking the Dog or simply Hillwalking solo, I am partial to an Alsatian Gewurtztraminer, or a Trocken Riesling, or, if its later in the evening, you could ply me with a Marlborough Pinot Noir, or a Cote Rotie.
Sophia Gilmour – Wine Advisor, Kew
Coming from a family of wine enthusiasts, I grew up visiting vineyards and wineries – wine was always present at the dinner table, not just for drinking, but as a topic of discussion. During my final year at university, I taught an introductory course on wine, covering the basics of a different topic each week. Through preparing these classes, I discovered a love for the history behind viticulture and grew fascinated with international consumption culture.
Though I fairly consistently buy and adore dry Rieslings and Sangiovese reds, I’m pushing myself to branch out and am open to any recommendations! If I’m honest, I’m partial to a pretty label…
When not drinking wine with friends and family (which isn’t often), you’ll find me reading, doing the NYT crossword, or running.
Charlie Needham – Wine Advisor, Kew
I got into wine at university some ten years ago, worked in hospitality and retail and went on to complete the WSET Diploma in 2020. Curiosity leads me to drink just about anything but a couple of years in Andalucía left its mark, meaning I can’t get enough Sherry. Aside from this, I regularly reach for a Beaujolais and am increasingly beguiled by Syrah.
But wine is not all I drink; I’m often at the pub with dog, book and pint of bitter. That or I’m playing squash or floating downstream on my paddleboard.