A warm welcome!
My name is Philip and I am the Mananging Director of Weavers.
I am privileged to be a part of the 5th generation of our family business. When it comes to selecting and sourcing the wines and spirits at Weavers, it is very much a team effort. This collaboration of tastes and ideas means that we source a real variety of styles from all over the world. I am often asked what is my favourite wine and to be honest, I dont have an answer. What I would say is that wine should always represent the terroir that the grapes are grown on, along with the culture of the place. For me, a favouite wine offers these two elements but must always represent great value for money. Here are a few of the wines I have selected which I hope you will enjoy.
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I have worked at Weavers, on and off, all my life. In the early days, it was making up gift boxes, stocking the miniature bottle shelves and helping with tastings. Upon returning from studying Business Management at Newcastle University, I worked on the first Boots website; this would prove invaluable when designing the Weavers site.
I joined Weavers in 1998 which has afforded me the opportunity to work in all aspects of the business. I launched our first website back in 1999, for which we were regional winners in the Online UK Buisness Awards in 2000.
In 2001, I was lucky enough to win the Nottingham Roosevelt Traveling Scholarship. For this, I spent three months travelling around the US looking at the evolution of the internet and the impact this would have on businesses in the future. This scholarship still runs today.
Over the 20 plus years I have been at Weavers I have been fortunate enough to see the business grow, along with the changes in trends of wine and spirits buying.
My role today also involves sourcing and buying wines and spirits, running our successful Wine Club, and looking after our clients and of course.
I also run most of the wine tasting events that we host at Weavers, including ticketed tasting events for the general public. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please do have a look at our tasting page with dates and prices of our up and coming events.
Outside of wine, I am quite an active person with an interest in most sports; in particular squash and tennis. I also have a love of classic cars and you may see a little yellow mini buzzing around town. My mid life crisis has taken a hold in that I have recently taken up the guitar, thanks to the inspiration of my wife and children!