ABOUT US

Flint Wines was set up in 2006 by Jason Haynes and Sam Clarke, with Gearoid Devaney MS joining as Director in 2010. From day one the company has specialised in the wines of Burgundy and in 2013 won the IWC Burgundy Wine Merchant of the Year.  Since then Flint has really developed its American range, with an emphasis on cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from a new generation of ambitious winemakers.

This recent specialisation has resulted in Flint Wines being runner up for the past two years in the IWC US Merchant of the Year. Since 2014 Flint has sought to expand its Italian range, taking over the portfolio of well-regarded Italian specialist HS Wines. These three exciting and innovative regions form the crux of Flint Wines’ list and account for around 100 of Flint’s direct suppliers.

Unlike many other importers, Flint holds stock, a serious amount of prime stock that allows sommeliers and shops access to an unprecedented depth of vintages and different cuvées. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience at Flint yet also a youthful dynamism and flexibility within the team. All these factors enable us to provide a constructive and rewarding experience to every one of our customers, be they in the On or the Off-trade.

2016 PORTFOLIO TASTING VIDEO
Il COLLETTIVO TASTING VIDEO
BURGUNDY REPORT JULY 2017

ABOUT US

2016 PORTFOLIO TASTING VIDEO
Il COLLETTIVO TASTING VIDEO
BURGUNDY REPORT JULY 2017

WHAT WE DO

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Flint Wines works directly with over 150 estates around the world, many of which are exclusive to Flint. The wines of several domaines that Flint imports are now on allocation only, even some of the new ones that Flint brought to market for the first time as recently as two years ago. Flint works closely with its growers and is proud of the relationship it has with them, allowing them access to old vintages and rarely seen crus. Flint owns all the wines on its list, all of which are available for immediate delivery.

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The whole team has a vast array of experience in the wine business, both in the off and on trade, and there is exceptional wine knowledge throughout. The sales team gets to visit the vineyards and winemakers regularly and knows the wines on the list inside out.  Consequently, they can provide an honest, informed and comprehensive level of service that will make your dealings with them special.

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Since 2015 we have had our own driver, John, who is at London City Bond every morning before 6am, to collect the deliveries for that morning. Always available on his mobile he provides a very efficient, reliable and flexible service across London. All we ask in return is that we receive your orders by 12.30 for delivery the next day. He is supported by LCB’s own drivers, who also deliver for us in London on busy days and who take care of all our deliveries outside of London. Please enquire about cut off times and delivery schedules for specific nationwide postcodes.

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With 4 sommeliers and 1 Master Sommelier in the company there is no shortage of knowledge or restaurant experience for customers to call upon. Gearoid Devaney MS is an expert at putting together lists for new restaurants and the rest of his sales team can provide first class staff training to help maximise wine sales.

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We are able to hold wines on both paid reserve and unpaid reserve for customers, allowing them continuity of supply for a set amount of time.  We can also transfer wines in large quantities UNDER BOND should you be looking to make price-saving volume purchases.

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All our wines are shipped, in refrigerated lorries when necessary, directly from the domaines to London City Bond, where they are stored in ideal conditions. Occasionally we buy small, high end parcels from private collectors, who need to thin out their large collections. We only do this when we are 100% sure of the provenance of the wines and storage conditions in which they have been kept since shipment. This gives us unique access to older, rare wines in perfect condition.

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Flint Wines now has its own marketing department and can help with fiches techniques, point of sale, design of wine lists, basically anything that will help your business sell more wine.

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Flint’s extensive contacts and relationships with domaines around the world mean we can source many wines we are not currently listing, allowing us to satisfy any esoteric needs your list may have. We also have access to many private cellars of impeccable provenance, providing a unique source of fine and rare wines from vintages and growers not normally available on the market. We can work with you to build the list you want.

OUR PRODUCERS

BURGUNDY

Château du Moulin-à-Vent
Domaine Bernard Defaix
Domaine des Hâtes
Domaine Long-Depaquit
Domaine Jaeger-Defaix
Domaine Jean-Baptiste Ponsot

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USA

Anthill Farms
Brownstone
Chanin Wine Company
Continuum Estate
Drew Family Cellars
Failla Wines

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ITALY

Azienda Agricola Ciropicariello
Azienda Agricola Bissoni
Azienda Agricola Frozza
Azienda Agricola I Clivi
Azienda Agricola Pietro Caciorgna
Azienda Agricola Roccapesta

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CHAMPAGNE, LOIRE, RHONE & SOUTHERN FRANCE

Champagne AR Lenoble
Champagne Jean Josselin
Château Beaucastel
Château Civrac
Château Montfaucon
Château Pesquié

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GERMANY & AUSTRIA

Weingut Heinrichshof
Weingut Joh. Jos. Prüm
Weingut Knebel
Weingut Vollenweider

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

Hickinbotham
Corofin

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OUR PRODUCERS

BURGUNDY

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CHAMPAGNE, LOIRE, RHONE & SOUTHERN FRANCE

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GERMANY & AUSTRIA

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AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

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TASTING EVENTS

9Jan

Burgundy En Primeur Tasting

Strictly trade & press only

One Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2EJ

27Feb

Portfolio Tasting

Strictly trade & press only

More details to follow.

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OUR TEAM

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Jason has been in the wine trade for 25 years since leaving university. He co-founded Flint Wines in 2006, using his existing Burgundian contacts to start constructing what has subsequently become one of the most dynamic and comprehensive Burgundy lists in the UK. He spends a substantial amount of time in Burgundy keeping his fingers on the pulse of this ever changing region, unearthing young talent and helping to bring their wines to market. When in the UK he runs the buoyant off trade side of the business which continues to flourish and provide important widespread distribution for Flint’s portfolio.

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After leaving university in St Andrews, where his love of golf was ignited, Sam spent ten years as an integral part of Sporting Index, before changing tack and pursuing another of his passions, wine, by co-founding Flint Wines in 2006. Aside from being Sales Director, Sam looks after the company’s burgeoning US portfolio, which now features more than twenty agencies from Oregon, California, Washington and New York! He has tapped into the new movement of vignerons wanting to make refined, food friendly wines, which sit very comfortably alongside the company’s Burgundy offerings.

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As a top sommelier Gearoid spent his early career at some of London and Paris’ finest restaurants and became that revered rare bird, a Master Sommelier, in 2009. He joined Flint Wines in 2010 with the task of establishing and developing its on-trade business which he has done with great success. He is now a co-owner and Director of the company, leading an expanding sales team. His wine knowledge and restaurant expertise are invaluable assets, which customers are encouraged to make full use of.  He creates wine lists for various restaurateurs and in his ‘spare time’ he oversees the successful Burgundy restaurant, Cabotte.

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philippa@flintwines.com

After four successful years at Richards Walford, Philippa joined Flint Wines in 2012. Based in Cheshire, she looks after various regional merchants around the country, offering an extra-ordinary level of efficiency, alongside a strong understanding of a merchant’s needs. Having managed to persuade her to work an extra day a week, she has recently taken over the growing  Italian portfolio for Flint Wines and will be spending more and more time in Italy, finding exciting new wines and prizing bigger allocations out of our existing growers.

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adrian@flintwines.com

Adrian is hugely experienced and joined Flint Wines in 2014, following successful stints at Bordeaux Index and FMV. He has a foot in each of the on and off trade camps, working with restaurants, merchants and shops both in London and the south of England. He has a strong understanding of what the off trade wants in terms of both wine styles and margin! He has been known to bowl a bit of leg spin from time to time but, for an ambitious new wine shop, that is perhaps less useful than his in-depth knowledge of the wine business!

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caroline@flintwines.com

Before joining Flint Wines in 2015, Caroline spent 5 years working as a Sommelier in some of London’s most exciting restaurants. As well as excellent wine knowledge, she brings with her a strong understanding of what works on a restaurant list and is able to liaise closely with all her clients to provide them with the best possible wines and service. Her passion for her job and the product makes her a real asset to any buyer.

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victoire@flintwines.com

Victoire joined Flint in 2015 processing orders, liaising with customers and providing invaluable sales support. She is now untethered from the office and working as part of the On-Trade team.  She grew up in Burgundy and has a Master’s Degree in International Wine Trade from Dijon. Knowledgeable, highly motivated and very efficient, she provides a professional and dynamic approach to sales.

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melanie@flintwines.com

Following an internship with Flint Wines in 2015 when Melanie so impressed everyone, she was told there was a job waiting for her should she ever decide she wanted to come and work full-time in London.  Well in December 2016 she did just that and back she came, taking over our Communications department and bringing with her some supreme organisational skills!

Stock & Logistics Manager

Nathalie Nash
nathalie@flintwines.com

Accounts & Private Reserves

Belinda Snalam
belinda@flintwines.com

Management, HR & Recruitment

Aurélia Haynes-Gouges
aurelia@flintwines.com

Orders & Deliveries

Ursuline Reynard
orders@flintwines.com

Customer Services

Emily Jackson
emily@flintwines.com

Communications Assistant

Marion Goncalves
intern@flintwines.com

CONTACT US

Phone  +44 (0) 207 582 2500      Fax  +44 (0) 207 582 2210

info@flintwines.comorders@flintwines.comaccounts@flintwines.compress@flintwines.com

Flint Wines Ltd, 16 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA

Phone  +44 (0) 207 582 2500
Fax  +44 (0) 207 582 2210

info@flintwines.com
orders@flintwines.com
accounts@flintwines.com
press@flintwines.com

Flint Wines Ltd, 16 Stannary Street, London SE11 4AA

We are always interested to hear from talented individuals, get in touch at recruitment@flintwines.com.
Please only send your CV to this address and NOT to the entire team individually.

Currently recruiting for:

Director’s Assistant & Company Development Manager

Customer Services Manager

Internships:  We are particularly interested in wine knowledgeable applicants studying digital marketing. Our internships are for a period of 6 months. NEXT INTERNSHIP AVAILABLE IN JANUARY 2018.