Quintessentially Wine was launched in 2005 as part of the Quintessentially Global Concierge business, with the simple aim of ensuring that members could get access to fabulous exclusive wines around the world. And so far, we think we’ve done pretty well at it.
Our business has grown very quickly, as we established offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Geneva and now we are one of the few truly global wine clubs in the world, capable of shipping fine wines almost anywhere on the planet and making sure they get to you in time, and in the right condition.
As important to us as the quality of wines we handle, is the quality of service we give. We are focused on being a personal, tailored service. We listen to what our clients wishes are, and then do our best to deliver them. We draw on the expertise of a team with many years service in the wine trade and work with the Quintessentially global network to make sure we can handle all your wine needs. So if you are a member already, thank you; if not, then click here to find out more and register your interest.
Matthew was one of the founders of Quintessentially Wine and has been the expert behind the business for the last seven years. He is an internationally renowned wine critic and writer, as well as a consultant at many top restaurants, such as Bibendum, Chutney Mary, and Amaya in London and others elsewhere in the world.
Matthew spends much of his year travelling the world, tasting wines, either in international competitions, but more often than not at the wine estates themselves, evaluating and gauging the offerings available.
In the course of a single year, Matthew will taste over 40,000 wines – making it a minor miracle that he still has all his own teeth and is still standing! From this he selects his favorite 100 plus wines for our website along with the regular fine wine offers that go out to Quintessentially Wine members.
His motto is pretty much “less is more…”
“Our members don’t need or want to wade through five or six hundred wines on our website. They don’t want to have a choice of 10 different Chablis. What they want is our advice, and, if you like, our best bet. The wines we think are best bar none. That’s why we only have 100 wines on the site at any one time” says Matthew. “It’s also why we do so well with fine wine. Rather than blasting our members with hundreds of different options, we go along, have a chat, work out what is best for them, then find it and supply it at a fair price. Their time is at a premium and our job is to offer them the highest level of service and wine on their terms.” ~ Matthew Jukes
Whilst Matthew is our expert, we also have a highly qualified team working in the office to ensure that all members’ needs are met quickly and efficiently – and to make sure Matthew doesn’t get to keep all the fun to himself! Wine knowledge is key to ensuring you have the best service possible and a combination of wine diploma qualified personnel and real life experience of working in and visiting vineyards from around the world to help create a selection of wines you will love.
We can also advise on wine investment opportunities as well as help you create your own personal cellar. Should you wish to arrange a very bespoke tasting for your friends or important business clients we can be available to assist you plan or even deliver this in a unique and personal way.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more and become a valuable member of the Quintessentially Wine Club, link to membership page.