www.christopherpiperwines.co.uk

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Sales Team and Customer Support

Christopher Piper Wines has a highly experienced and knowledgeable West Country based sales team of five, who can give specialist advice and help, when it comes to creating or improving a wine list.

Chris Piper:

Sales Director

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  • 01404-814139

Catherine Cheek:

Covering Cornwall, South Hams, North and West Devon

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  • 07866-676802

Claire Roberts:

Covering East Devon, South Somerset, Exeter and Teignbridge

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  • 07806-614833

Nicky Hall:

Covering Cotswolds, North Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, New Forest and London.

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  • 07971-253812

John O’Keeffe:

Covering South and North Somerset, Bristol, Bath, Dorset, New Forest and South Wiltshire

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  • 07715-972151

Based at our offices in Ottery St. Mary, we also have an equally experienced team who are always at the end of a telephone to advice on all aspects of wine. They are managed by Pip Gascoigne-Pees, who can be contacted on:

Pip Gascoigne-Pees:

Office Manager

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Wine List Creation and Design

Christopher Piper Wines offers high quality in-house design and printing for restaurant, hotel and pub wine lists. Our experienced sales team can help create a really interesting, balanced wine list, tailored to your requirements.

To view a wine list design example, click here.

Training

For over thirty years, Christopher Piper Wines has put together a comprehensive training programme for customers who would like their own restaurant teams to develop their knowledge of service and wines. This can be provided at a wide range of levels, depending on the experience of the individuals concerned. The aims of our training programme are:

  • to build self-confidence and demystify wine
  • to inform on all aspects of wine service and associated legislation.
  • to explore flavour profile of grape varieties and wines
  • to investigate potential food and wine matching

Advice and Sourcing

Because of the wide range of skills and experience that are available from amongst our team, we are able to offer in-depth advice on every aspect of wines & spirits, wine lists, pricing & margins, glassware and food & wine matching.

There are times, despite the depth and length of our inventory, when we are unable to supply a particular wine or spirit from our own stocks. We are always happy to try and source wines and spirits when necessary.

Glassware

Loan glasses

We can offer free loan of function wine glasses (Paris goblets, wine flutes and ISO tasting glasses) to all trade customers.

Riedel Restaurant glassware - fine Austrian restaurant wine glasses

As Riedel’s regional distributors, with whom we work very closely, we hold a wide range of their Restaurant collection which we are able to offer at sensible prices. Where we might not have a particular style in stock, we are able to source their entire range direct from Austria.

Sale or Return

We can offer wines for functions or large parties, when the quantity of wine to be used is unclear, on a sale or return basis. We also offer a sale or return service when a customer is changing their wine list, crediting back all wines returned, as long as they are the current vintage.

Latest Blog Post - Uncorked

Chablis and Beaujolais hit by hail

On Friday, 27th May, the vineyards of Courgis and Préhy, villages that are an important part of the Chablis appellation, were hit by a massive

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International Wine Challenge

West Of England
Wine Merchant Of The Year

On more than a dozen occassions over the past 20 years.

International Wine Challenge Winner

Harpers UK Wine Awards

Recent Winners for:
  • Customer Service
  • Best Independent Wine Buying Team
  • Digital Strategy
Harpers Uk Wine Awards Winner