Private Client Services

  • Personal Advice
  • Bespoke Sourcing
  • Cellar Management

 

For private clients, Wine Source offers a unique, fully bespoke service. Our team of experienced wine merchants and former sommeliers is dedicated to offering a limited number of clients a highly personalised approach to buying and collecting.

We pride ourselves on being client-led when it comes to finding the wines you desire for your cellar; we are pleased to offer a customised sourcing service alongside access to our extensive, impeccably-stored stocks of fine wine.  

Thanks to our heritage and hard work in establishing relationshipsWine Source has gained almost unrivalled entry to some of the greatest domaines of the world.  Amongst our carefully chosen portfolio of exclusive agencies and direct relationships sit the historic estates of Château Cheval Blanc, Château Palmer and Henri Bonneau, the new icons of Domaine Prieuré Roch, Philippe Pacalet and Eric Rodezand the leading lights of the American boutique wine scene Tyler Winery, Holus Bolus and Massican.  

We host winemaker dinners at top restaurants throughout the year and we are at your disposal to arrange private, tailored events and vineyard trips. Above all, we believe that wine is to be enjoyed, and we aim to build long-term relationships with our clients. View our ever-growing list of exclusive partners HERE.

Wine Source is able to arrange professional bonded storage for your collection, in numerous countries across the world. We also assist with valuing and organising home cellars, upon request.View our storage and delivery rates HERE

Concierge Services by Melchior Club 

Our elite, invite-only members’ club extends benefits to loyal private clients, ranging from fine dining reservations and customised travel arrangements to private charters, individual lifestyle requirements, and exclusive events. We offer a programme of dinners and tastings with prestigious wine producers and sommeliers all year round. We are delighted to arrange bespoke events.

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Global private sales team

SW Tan

SW Tan

President Asia

swt@wine-source.com
+65 9618 6010

Seck Wee was first introduced to the joys of imbibing wine in his earlier days in university where the pursuits of higher knowledge led him to discover the giddy fruits of Dionysus. His career path definitely led him astray, towards related lifestyle business segments, including fashion publications, cosmetics, alcoholic beverages, retail department stores, consumer electronics, all of which accentuated his relationship with wine. Throughout his professional career history spanning over 3 ½ decades, Seck Wee held senior management roles building market leadership positions for many consumer & lifestyle brands in markets throughout Asia, including L’Oreal, Tiger Beer, Mattel Toys, Singapore Telecoms, & Eastman Kodak to name a few. As providence goes, Seck Wee first met Philippe Kalmbach, (Founder & CEO of Wine Source), over a decade ago one dark and cold night in Rochester NY, USA over dinner. These newly found MNC colleagues soon struck up a long standing relationship, which finally extended to Seck Wee helping to start-up the Wine Source offices in Singapore (mid 2012) and, Macau (mid 2013). When not working or drinking, whichever being the worse case, he chills out by falling back on his first love for classical music, plus watching movies & attending concerts. The occasional game of tennis still takes place, when timings permit and hitting partners are available.

Tom Bird

Tom Bird

Private Client Director

tom@wine-source.com
+44 7853 921 994

Tom has been in the fine wine trade for 15 years. A Chemistry degree at Bristol University led, unsurprisingly, to a thirst for fine wine. After flirting with winemaking in Chile and the Douro Valley, Tom opted for a four-year stint at Majestic Wines. Eventually he moved to Corney & Barrow, but not before six months working in a winery in the Yarra Valley. Tom's relaxed approach to sales and fondness for a good lunch was well received by Corney's largely traditional cliental and he enjoyed several years as their foremost salesman. In 2013 a new challenge beckoned when Tom was drawn to Wine Source to help fashion a market-leading, truly bespoke private client business. He readily admits though that it was a wonderful lunch at the Connaught with Philippe, Mathieu and Hugues and a bottle of Domaine Prieuré Roch, which sealed the move.

Michael Chan

Michael Chan

Country Business Sales Manager

michael@wine-source.com
+853 6657 2821

Michael’s path started upon graduating high school in Malaysia and studying abroad in Switzerland for Hotel and Restaurant Management. He has worked in a few unique and off-course industries as the years passed, especially as a chef during his study in Switzerland, as an assistant restaurant manager in Hainan Island China, and as a senior customer service representative for the Spa in The Venetian Macau. However, he realized the Food and Beverage industry was much more suitable for his future career as he joined Wynn Macau as a restaurant supervisor in 2010. The next level of his professional service career came about when the restaurant manager and wine director discovered his talent of becoming a wine sommelier. For nearly 5 years at Wynn Macau, Michael developed himself from an average sommelier to an experienced senior sommelier by obtaining a WSET Level 3 advance with distinction results and qualification of a Certified Sommelier for Court of Master Sommelier. His career with Wine Source group started in 2014 with a coincidental meeting with the company CEO and President of the Asia office at Wynn’s signature Italian restaurant (Il Teatro). Their meeting provided him with the confidence to open a new branch of Wine Source in Macau, rather than Hong Kong.

Jonathan Fillion

Jonathan Fillion

Trade & Private Client Sales Manager

jonathan@wine-source.com
+44 7853 917 857

Jonathan is a top sommelier coming from the Basque region. Having received his education at Lycee Hotelier de Biarritz and later at CAFA Bordeaux, he worked his way through restaurants in France as an assistant. Eventually he found his way to London, becoming assistant head sommelier at Murano, head sommelier at Berners Tavern and later head sommelier at Clos Maggiore. He came second at the Best Sommelier in the World competition by WSA in 2013. Now with Wine Source Group, he manages sales with Trade and Privates clients. If not found in a nearby London restaurant drinking his way through a funky wine list you might also find him in a live music show or with his shirt off in a park near the East End, enjoying life and a picnic.

Hamish Orr Ewing

Hamish Orr Ewing

Trade Sales Director Europe

hamish@wine-source.com
+44 7828 144 163

Hamish followed his godfather into the wine trade, having witnessed him ‘working’ at the horse races in his capacity as a Champagne salesman and realising it was clearly a great career path. He studied Ancient Greece at the University of Exeter, coupled with some field research in Champagne for two harvests. In 2008 he joined Châteaux Giscours & Du Tertre in Margaux, where he stayed for 18 months to make the 2009 vintage. In 2010 Hamish returned to England as a Private Account Manager for Berry Bros. & Rudd. Five years later, having spearheaded their Business Development Team, he decided to join an exciting, growing business in Wine Source UK. The main attraction was Wine Source's outstanding portfolio of rare, exclusive producers, which led to him creating their Trade Sales Department. He still enjoys a good long lunch with the few private clients who still tolerate his company. Outside of wine his time is spent between occupying a permanent seat on the physio table at his rugby club, driving his ancient Mercedez-Benz and increasing his golf handicap.

Thomas Lambert

Thomas Lambert

Managing Director USA

thomas@wine-source.com
+1 310 866 5472

Thomas has had an impressive history on the business front. He is the founder and CEO of Selective Origin in Paris. He is also CEO of M. Chapoutier in Australia. He is the MD of Vranken Estates, a new subsidiary Vranken-Pommery Monople in the UK, covering UK, Canada, and HK. Lastly, he is the executive vice president of Vranken-Pommery American.

Lucinda Floyd

Lucinda Floyd

Private Client Account Manager

lucinda@wine-source.com
+44 7853 916 686

Lucinda Floyd is a key member of the Wine Source Private Client team. WSET qualified, she has worked exclusively with Fine Wine and those who enjoy collecting bottles and pulling corks since 2008. Originally from Northern Ireland, she holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Queen’s University, Belfast. Lucinda has gained a depth of knowledge from sourcing and managing private cellars and extensive portfolios across the world and is confident dealing with the intricacies and due diligence this requires. Whether you are in the early stages of curating your first cellar, or would like inspiration to reinvigorate what you already own, she is well equipped to leverage the wealth of resources and relationships Wine Source enjoy with their agencies and key partners.