CONTACT TRADE TEAM
Contact members of our trade team via the form below.
With over 25 years of experience in the Wine Trade working for Lay & Wheeler, Oddbins, Bibendum and Armit, Phil definitely knows a thing or two about wine. His particular passions include Burgundy, Piedmont and Chile, where he has visited and made firm friends. For 16 years he has sold to Restaurants, which has also become a passion. He has travelled extensively through the vinous world, completing vintages in Alsace and Australia and is never happier than when he is wandering through the vineyards or tasting with the producer in their cellars whilst learning about what constitutes a great site. All this aligned with a lifelong passion for Ipswich Town Football Club, a love of family, friends and felines pretty much tells you all you need to know!
Tel: 07904 769 506 @oldvine71
Derek has been involved with wine since leaving school in 1987 with a summer job before 6th form setting him on a course of vinous delight. From stacking cases in a wine warehouse, to van driver, to Oddbins then Selfridges before heading down under for a vintage with Yalumba and 5 years selling French wine into the Sydney restaurant scene. Based in Norwich he is L&S’s man on the ground outside London focussing on East Anglia where he enjoys building solid relationships with chefs and sommeliers. A lover of all wine, a firm believer that there is only ‘good wine and bad wine’ and all fads in between are just that ‘fads’. Slightly obsessed with the wines of the Rhône Valley (Châteauneuf-du-Pape in particular), Languedoc-Roussillon, Australia and the Barossa Valley. Away from wine, its family, 3 young children and a gorgeous wife, an ancient black Labrador, the VW campervan, cooking and stand-up comedy, Norwich City Football Club and Scotland Rugby!
Tel: 07506 111931 @derek_wine
David has worked in the wine trade since leaving UCL with a degree in French and Italian. After a brief foray into fine London dining he found his niche in the fine wine trade, joining Lea & Sandeman in 2001. Since then he has worked his way from the cellar via the shop floor to head office and although he is now responsible for overseeing the retail side of the business as well as being a member of the buying team, he is also delighted to look after a clutch of restaurants. This gives him a great opportunity to share his passion for the amazing L&S Tuscan selection and affordable Bordeaux but he would never say no to a buying trip to New Zealand or Patagonia or Napa Valley.... well to any of the iconic New World wine growing regions really!
Tel:0207 2440522 @dtcporter
Will joined the on-trade team in May 2015 having spent two years working in the Fulham Road shop where he familiarised himself with the Lea & Sandeman range. He enjoys keeping up to speed with the new additions however he has a particular passion for Italian wines and is delighted to work with a number of brilliant, well-recognised producers, some of whom he enjoyed visiting recently. Growing up on a farm in East-Devon, meat is rarely off the menu so a sound knowledge of Italian reds is paramount. His love of food is immense so working closely with many brilliant restaurants in London is a real blessing. He is looking forward to continuing to provide recommendations at this exciting time for restaurants in London. Buon appetito!
Tel: 07967 725551 @wbedwards
Angus joined Lea & Sandeman 6 years ago after helping during Christmas of 2009. Having wanted to pursue a career in political PR, this was quite a change but he hasn’t looked back. After two years helping run the Barnes branch with Derek, he moved to head office to support Charles, Patrick and David. As well as managing a number of his own accounts (both private & trade) his role involves a multitude of responsibilities including stock control for the entire company, managing our Customer Reserves and management of trade & fine wine lists. Since joining he has developed a real flavour for the wines of Italy, especially Tuscany which was solidified following a visit to Castello del Terriccio having taken up the offer to drive the owner’s car back to Italy from Chelsea. Outside of work Gus is huge rugby fan, loves everything about food and even has his own food blog that he has set up with his sister.
Tel:07765 677451 @angusbarcroft