I was brought up in North Tawton but since I was 18, I have lived and worked in Libya, France, Bahrain, the Philippines and for the last 35 years or so in Hong Kong and China to which I return frequently for business. I now live in Lustleigh, in the cottage my parents bought in 1979. I am a Human Resources professional but even more a business entrepreneur. So, when Ian, my youngest son, asked me to help him found Jaded Palates, I was delighted to become the Company’s Chairman. Ian has moved on but happily remains our Wine Consultant and Adviser.
Our stores in Chagford and Ashburton have quickly established themselves as essential parts of the scenery in mid-Devon and we are very proud of the rapid progress we have made. But there is always more to be done and Gill Mann and I are determined to grow the business by capitalising on the great niche we have achieved in good value wines and spirits.
I do hope you will look carefully at what we have to offer and give our wines a try. We aim to hit the sweet spot of excellence at reasonable prices. We deliver to all parts of the UK and abroad – not just Devon. We are delighted to answer your questions at any time.