About Wine PooleLINDSAY POOLE – founder and chief buyer/taster/seller
Lindsay has a real passion for fine wine borne from over 25 years in and around the wine trade. With a background in hospitality management, she soon realised that her true interests lay with wine. So fast forward the clock and lots of wine exams later, she finds herself in Warwick with her own wine business – perfect! She loves to really get to know their wine producers and understand the terroir where the wines are produced, so tries to fit in as many trips to producers as work will allow. When not tasting (or drinking!) wine she enjoys playing and watching tennis, eating out and going to the theatre. One of the favourite periods of her life was when they took the family to live in Spain for five months and her zest for Spanish wine was really developed.
Marc Hebrart and Lallier (Champagne), Domaine Boutinot (Rhone), Chateau Boutisse (Saint Emilion Grand Cru), Cantine San Marzano (Puglia), Feudi di San Gregorio (Campania), Bodegas Pinord (Penedes, Rueda, Ribera del Duero, Cava and Priorat) and Finca Quara (Argentina).
BARRY POOLE – Finance man/IT consultant
Following a successful career in international banking, Barry has been (willingly!) drawn into the business and now finds himself in charge of all things financial and technical. He is becoming a more experienced taster (practise makes perfect!) and is a great devils advocate to some of Lindsay’s more quirky choices. Barry’s attention to detail, particularly in terms of accountancy, keeps everyone on their toes - there are no grey areas, just black and white ones!
Chateauneuf du Pape, Primitivo, Malbec and Priorat. Albarino with good fresh seafood. Several trips to the Rhine area has now converted him to Riesling.
Any sport which involves any shape of ball, most of which he has played in his younger years and all of which he enjoys watching. He too enjoys eating out and has recently regained his passion for completing very challenging jigsaw puzzles.
Tennis: Favourite players Rafael Nadal and Kim Clijsters
Football: Born and bred in Fulham, Barry has supported them since he was a boy. Someone needs to! - Fulham is always the first result that he looks for on a Saturday afternoon.