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 relationships, Wine 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 Rodez, and 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.
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.Find out more
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.
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.
Thomas has had an impressive history on the business front. He was the founder and CEO of Selective Origin in Paris. He was also CEO of M. Chapoutier in Australia. He was the MD of Vranken Estates, a subsidiary of Vranken-Pommery Monople in the UK, covering UK, Canada, and HK, and the executive vice president of Vranken-Pommery American.
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.
Thomas, now managing account portfolios for our private clients, was raised in the most classic Parisian home where food and drink stood at the core of family activity. Four course meals served with sensational wine are still the norm even today. This did much to foster Thomas's love of fine wine and food, even though he went ahead to excel in kickboxing which resulted in the French national championship. To further explode any convention, Thomas graduated from the well known Ecole Boulle with a Diplome des metiers des Arts. He completed WSET 2 to further his knowledge when he began collecting and trading wine for himself and his friends. In true modern terms, Instagram is what also allowed him to meet and drink with fellow wine collectors and enthusiasts alike to train his palate as well as his knowledge through tasting a wide range of wines.
The head of our California and Private Clients business, Stephane has plenty of experience in the luxury side of wine, having been General Manager of Joel Robuchon and Bar Boulud in New York, and following that, the F&B Director of Belmond Hotel in Santa Barbara. Stephane worked with us as a consultant before giving in to the irresistible lure to join the team full time.
Born to the biggest grape broker in Champagne, Erik grew up in the Montagne de Reims, later moving to Paris to study. He worked for Champagne Laurent-Perrier in San Francisco, as a VIE liasing with distributors in 10 states, as On Premise Manager and then NY Manager. He later joined the Thienot Group as North East regional manager for 6 years, covering 4 states and building a hugely successful business from scratch. After a brief stint at Vranken Pommery America as the North East manager covering 8 states, he was finally persuaded to join Wine Source Group!