MikeyWine lover, cocktail fanatic and all round booze hound. Having retrained a number of years ago by taking (many) exams at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), he thought it would be a good idea to get a couple of good mates together and start hometipple.
Having spent time working for wholesalers, distributors, producers, retailers and e-tailers, everything he’s done in his booze career to date has led him to this point... It’s basically his calling.
When he’s not compiling yet another snazzily coloured spreadsheet, he can be found walking his beloved French Bulldog, Shelby, cocktail-bar-hopping or seeking out the ultimate hot cross bun.
NickA trained and experienced booze-monger with a degree in winemaking, Nick has made wine, beer, gin and mead(!) all over the world. From Australia to Argentina, Germany to Croatia, California to Peckham, his impressive CV reads more like a Lonely Planet guide than a resumé.
An experienced bartender with an impressive knowledge of cocktails and how to make them way more complicated than necessary, his taste buds are incredibly well trained and he's therefore wonderfully picky.
An impressive home cook and obscure scrumpy cider fanatic, Nick loves nothing more than spending time on the beach, either in his home town of Brighton or back in his native Devon, barbecuing that day's catch whilst sipping a sea-chilled glass of Riesling.
CarolineUnlike Nick and Mikey, Caroline is an actual chef and a trained sommelier. Having spent time working in numerous Michelin starred kitchens around Europe and also in Brazil, Caroline took her Sommelier Diploma in Bordeaux before deciding that even more wine exams were a good idea, and moved to the UK to pursue WSET qualifications.
With an astonishingly knowledgeable palate and a real eye (and taste) for detail, Caroline’s tasting notes are laser-guided, fluff-free and sharply astute.
A keen gardener, lover of sheepdog trials and die-hard snooker fan, Caroline can often be found in her South London garden, tending her hardy perennials and keeping her bird feeders topped up. Being half Brazillian and half Portuguese, when Caroline isn’t gardening, she’s cooking up a churrasco storm on her patio, accompanied by either a glass of Douro red or a caipirinha. Or both.