The Old Fire Station, Old Market, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
Raffles Fine Wines was established by Marcus in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds in 1978.
Marcus started his career in Hotel Management where the marriage of food and wine were paramount. He then worked in the busy wine department at Harrods alongside some of today’s wine luminaries. In 1976, he was asked to help run the Belgravia branch of Andre Simon wines which in those days was a thriving wine merchant business.
Alongside ensuring that the shop is well stocked, Marcus is on hand to offer information about planning the perfect cellar, investment information or, even better, challenge him to find that special bottle you have been looking for. He buys and sells from private customers and has an excellent range of fine wine contacts in the
Raffles Fine Wines was started, and continues, to specialise in wines that express ‘terroir’, offer value for money and are often only produced in small quantities. While France has long had the most prominent standing on the wine list, most of the major wine growing regions from around the world are now represented and as we find new and exciting producers, continues to expand.
Bringing together his extensive experience and depth of knowledge, Marcus is happy to offer advice on whatever you need from cellar creation and development to sourcing more unusual wines and special vintages. Parties, weddings, private dining or special menus; come in for a chat and a tasting. He also likes to chat about bikes, cheese, dogs and decanters.
Nick first worked for Marcus some 30 years ago and this relationship continues in his role as a sales and marketing consultant. He can usually be found in the shop on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays and is very keen to show off his knowledge of Raffles’ range, as he is actively involved in selecting new wines. Nick brings his charm and friendly expertise to the everyday running of the shop.
Having worked in the design and print industry for 20 years, Tracey decided on a change of career. Attaining a distinction at WSET level 3 advanced she went on to be awarded the Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux Scholarship to the Bordeaux Wine School. In the shop on Fridays and Saturdays, Tracey helps with our email and web communications, as well as tasting and selecting new wines, and offering help and advice with her usual enthusiasm.