At Bowes Wine we like to think of ourselves as a trawler dragging a voluminous net through the waters of the wine trade. We pull up familiar tidbits of quality from the light-filled, pelagic waters near the surface, whilst dredging down in the dark places for those unexpected, strange, luminous oddities that would, perhaps, be outwith the comfort zone of your average drinker, but are the sort of thing for which our adventurous clients thirst.
Independence is key: we are not obliged to select for sale anything that doesn’t meet and then exceed our expectations. Snobbery is not our bag, though. Nor is scoring wines. If a wine’s going to give its drinker enormous pleasure, it doesn’t matter where it comes from, whether it is red or white, light- or full-bodied, made in a stainless steel vat, barrel or amphora. We will scoop it up and bring it to our client-base.
With the launch of our new e-commerce website, we bring together the various strands of our business under one “roof”. As well as bringing our client base new wines which Caspar has sourced, we also list our full company stock holding including wines of perfect provenance bought from our clients.
In addition, we now list broking wines, wines belonging to our clients which we are selling on their behalf; the provenance of these has of course been vetted as closely as possible and the wines have been stored in a UK accredited warehouse since first shipment to the UK, unless otherwise clearly stated in the wine details. Should you have any wines you wish to sell, please contact Caspar to discuss.
Bowes Wine is a healthily wine-obsessed husband and wife team, comprising Caspar & Victoria Bowes.
Caspar's career path has been directed by obsession; he's still trying to work out just how fruit juice can be so varied. 25 years in the wine trade, including some informative - but not especially enjoyable - time in retail have convinced Caspar that there are many things in the world that one should take seriously, but wine is not one of them. Business, on the other hand, is. Caspar's most exciting wine moments have been experienced whilst consuming: #1 burgundy; #2= bordeaux and rhône. Occasionally he likes to drink champagne at breakfast time. > Email Caspar Bowes
Victoria is involved in every aspect of Bowes Wine and is particularly brilliant at those matters that require a combination of concentration and exactitude; Caspar is endlessly grateful for this, as he isn't… Some 20 years in the wine trade, including stints in vineyards overseas, UK experience as Assistant Buyer for a wholesaler and a fine wine merchant, has cemented Victoria's position as the backbone of the business. > Email Victoria Bowes
The Bowes Wine team is completed by their invaluable, irreplaceable and essential, PA/Office Manager/Credit Control Rottweiler/Stock Control/Accounts Department, AKA Laura Hearn. > Email Laura Bowes