CHRIS TWAITES – DIRECTOR
I feel honored and privileged to work within the world of Fine Wines. No more so than with a company that holds my name above the door!
The aim for Twaites & Jones is simple – Bridging the gap between the primary and secondary markets for our clients. The combination of passion for Bordeaux Claret, low operating margins and flexibility allows us to grow from strength to strength. We work closely with our clients to create bespoke portfolios for either their own cellars or to lie in bond for speculation.
My fascination and now passion for fine wines began in 1996. Photography was my trade back then – running operations for the fleet of ‘Love Boats’ otherwise known as Princess Cruises. During the seven years of sailing the seven seas – I had the privilege to visit many wine making regions from California to the Mediterranean.
I often joined my colleagues from the company’s purchasing dept and was fortunate enough to visit many of the regions finest wine makers and producers. From Napa to Tuscany, Bordeaux to Lisbon, I began taking every opportunity to experience and learn just what these famous regions were able to offer. My affinity towards the ‘Bordeaux-Blend’ became clear after I purchased my first case of fine wine whilst in the states – Opus One 1996 – and to be honest – I have never looked back!
Now, having returned to deepest Worcestershire – a place where I spent my first 16 years of life – my terrior! – life revolves around three beautiful girls – a wonderful wife and two enchanting daughters. What time is left – I share with wine (mostly), football and fishing wherever possible!