Our Story

Sommelier's Choice Limited - The Bespoke Wine Merchant

The story begins in 1987, after a conversation with Anton Mosimann, Anton asked me to be his wine waiter at Mosimann's and Tim simply said yes.

This decision certainly changed Tim's life he moved on from Mosimann's to join Simon Hopkinson at Bibendum Restaurant in 1990 until 1995.  

Tim had the opportunity to work with Matthew Jukes at Bibendum Restaurant during those five years which prepared him for his future in the wine trade.

In 1995 Tim joined Alain Ducasse at Monte's on Sloane Street, this was Tim's opportunity to work in a club once again establishing a wine list with the classic's from the Old World. 

1998 Tim opened Che Restaurant & Bar with a great team put together by Hani Farsi. During this time Tim kept fueling his dream to one day own his own business and Sommelier's Choice was started in 1999 after a trip to Italy.

The philosophy for Sommelier's Choice is and always will be to 'handpick' boutique wineries producing wines of excellent, consistent quality. Our pleasure comes from bringing like minded people together to share thoughts and experiences and the love of wine whilst hopefully going away with memories of wine tasted.

Sommelier's Choice is a faith based business and the owners support a number of children around the World through Compassion. Sommelier's Choice also supports Action Against Hunger with an annual dinner at Hawksmoor.

Happy Drinking

Tim

 

Alison is Tim's wife "The real boss" she joined Sommelier's Choice in 2004 after seventeen & half years at Hammerson property company. Alison originally left Hammerson to start a family, some how Tim managed to convince Alison to work with him whilst nuturing two adopted boys.

Veronica Satta joined us in 2014, Veronica is the daughter of Michele Satta, check out Michele's wines on the site. This is Veronica's first job within the wine trade and she is a blessing to us.