Meet the Phoenix Wine Team
Howard Jones - Director
Developed a successful chain of food stores over a 15 year period, before selling his business to the Co-Op in 2004. In conjunction with his involvement with Phoenix, Howard also operates a number of business’s in Shropshire, including a wine wholesalers, a small group of deli’s, and a pharmacy business! His contribution to Phoenix is his broad business background and love of all things Italian, combined with non too shabby a palate. He is a family man, and loves nothing more than walking Elsa the chocolate labrador through the Welsh hills near his home with the rest of his brood.
Current Favourite Wine : Martinez Lacuesta Campeador Crianza 2006
t: 07802 955522
Jim Watson - Sales
With a wealth of experience in the wine trade, which began back in the 1970’s with Greenalls, and included almost 3 decades at Boutinot (where Howard and Jim first met). Known for his passion of great wine, but equally (and unusually) his totally honest opinion on all wines – whatever their origin. Jim brings a wealth of experience, and broad knowledge of the trade, to the Phoenix table. You’ll just have to excuse those terrible jokes that Jim tells as only Jim can!Current Favourite Wine : Lonardi Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso 2006
t: 07831 589086
For her sins, Sian has been involved with a number of Howard’s business's over the years - so evidently a glutton for punishment! Over 15 years of experience in the trade, Sian manages all customer invoicing and payments, and has a natural flair for marketing. A little gem!