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Your personal wine merchants

Jeremy Hill - Director

Having, as he puts it, “marinated” somewhere in the wine trade since 1977 [Is that Anno Domini, Jeremy?] Jeremy’s experience of the wine trade in all its facets is truly extensive. Oddbins in its early days, management with Britain’s oldest wholesale merchant Hedges and Butler, and wine bar ownership in London, left Jeremy well-positioned to build an excellent reputation in the retail wine trade, which is exactly what he has been doing for the last decade or so. His knack of predicting just what his customers will most enjoy drinking is uncanny, and a talent to which his loyal and extensive following bears witness.

To contact Jeremy, ring him at the shop on 01666 502262 or on his mobile - 07768 865371 - or email

Andy Cole - Wedding & Events Manager

Andy joined us just before Christmas 2015 after 15 years in event catering with William’s Kitchen @ Calcot and Fosters Events, feeding up to and over 1,000 people with restaurant quality meals; Andy decided to hang up his spoon and fork and trade them in for a new waiters friend! Andy brought an enormous wealth of experience in hosting and planning events and he has taken Vinotopia into the busy wedding market. With our bespoke wine labels that are created for one-off events and special occasions, using Andy’s attention to detail and personable service to help clients choose their wines, match it to the food they are eating and help them to ensure they don’t run out!

Please pop in and say hello to Andy and if you have an event coming up that he can help you with, let us know.

To contact Andy, ring him at the shop on 01666 502262 or email

Sarah Hoddy - Sales Executive

Sarah is the newest member of the team, joining us in September 2017 to assist Andy in sales and events, as well as order fulfilment.

She has previous sales experience which makes her a great addition to the team. She is quickly picking up lots of wine knowledge from Jeremy, as well as training on official WSET (Wine & Spirit Educaiton Trust) courses.

To contact Sarah, email for enquiries.

Izaac Tailford - Label Designer & Online Manager

Izaac began working alongside the team in July 2015, helping us to design our bespoke wine labels, marketing and social media posts. He also helps run our C+10 membership, where customers get wine at Cost +10% - saving an average of over £50 on popular wine cases - amongst other benefits; such as exclusive wine tastings!

He works with us via his Cheltenham based, design & marketing business, Lunalight Limited. However, despite being based miles away, he is slowly but surely learning from our wine experience and is even beginning to chip in with some opinions - you might even see him in the shop once a week!

His Staff Picks include Biscardo Neropasso & Cotswolds Gin

To contact Izaac, email for label enquires or other information.

Sophie Mander - Sales Assistant and Stock Control

Sophie is a relatively new team member, having joined as an assistant (via Lunalight Limited) in summer of 2017. Her main roles involve shop sales and stock control.

She has previous shop and hospitality experience, now undertaking her official WSET (Wine & Spirit Educaiton Trust) courses.

To contact Sophie, email for enquiries.