Hi, I'm Gill. I have lived, raised my family and worked on the edge of Dartmoor for over 20 years after an initial career in insurance.
My retail background is not actually in wine but food! I ran our family delicatessen for 15 years, where we prided ourselves on sourcing locally produced, artisan products with a real focus on quality and integrity.
As well as running the deli, I spent several years running an online food business. My real passion, though, comes from the face to face experience you get from meeting customers, getting to know people and being part of a community. And, being able to talk about my love of food with people who share these values was a real bonus.
Naturally, a love of food goes hand in hand with great wines and the opportunity to be part of Jaded Palates was not one to be missed! We share the same belief in sourcing great products, often from small producers who care passionately about what they make and environment they grow them in.
Like our founders, I believe that you can never know too much about wine. So I and the rest of the team work hard to continually broaden our knowledge and source new, interesting wines. The emphasis here is friendly and approachable and we'd be delighted to share this experience with you.