Tucked into a 150-year-old building, Thornbury wine store Bespoke Wines and Spirits is #notyouravergebottleshop. Owner Phil Gray, a former money market trader with a long history in hospitality and high-end champagne sales, has an olde world shop bursting with unusual wines, spirits and beers, as well as quirky and different gift ideas.
Ask Phil what his favourite drink is and he’ll cheekily say, “anything alcoholic”. Makes sense, he’s a wine and spirit merchant. When pressed on the matter, he says Dom Perignon Vintage 1971, 1995 and 1996! Because of its complexity, the fine bead and excellent treatment of yeast. He knows a thing or two given his experience in hospitality.
At Bespoke Wines and Spirits, the wines and craft beers are hand selected and the selection of spirits available are internationally and nationally acclaimed. Customers have an opportunity to try products in store prior to purchase.
Phil provides knowledgable advice on the substantial and changing stock.
He also runs down different and hard to find products for individuals and prides himself on great customer service.