About Bristol Fine Wine
Bristol Fine Wine was founded in 2003 to supply Bristol with quality wines at all levels. We are delighted to say that we are still doing so and not just in Bristol.
Charles Lucas started in the wine trade in 1987 working for the late great Bill Baker at Reid Wines before joining Lea and Sandeman in London. On returning to Bristol he founded Bristol Fine Wine to continue his love of wines. Charles is a Commandeur and the Cellar Master of the Commanderie de Bordeaux in Bristol as well as being a member of the Jeroboam Club. Charles is responsible for purchasing, finance, credit control and logistics. Wine choice - A massive francophile but all Bordeaux is his true passion.
Edward Clarke joined Bristol Fine Wine in 2017 following twenty three years working for Bibendum Wine Ltd, one of the UK’s biggest and most successful wine merchants. He started selling to private customers and went on to look after some of the largest On Trade customers in the country as Director of National On Trade. Edward looks after our Trade customers as well as buying and our supplier relationships. Wine choice- Northern Rhone, most Malbec (especially from Cahors) and Riesling
Ralph is the office Jack Russell. Ralph is in charge of Security.
We take wine seriously (whilst having a lot of fun) and stick to what we are good at – thus we are not a ‘drinks wholesaler’ but a wine merchant.
We have tasted a huge amount of wines from around the world to bring you these. Our selection process is simple, yet rigorous. The wine must be true to its origin, we must both agree that it is tastes amazing and that we are proud to drink or sell it. We continue to search out great wines and will update our website when they become available.
We are always looking to buy Fine Wine too so please get in touch if you are interested in selling any.
We love what we sell and cherish every line.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any requirements you may have.
Charles and Edward