A new addition to our retail team

We are very pleased to welcome Romain Alaphilippe to the OWC retail team.

Romain has serious wine pedigree, being born in Champagne and having spent much of his life living in Languedoc-Roussillon. His family are still based in France – Cognac to be precise – and he visits them there regularly. Romain moved to Oxford for some new experiences, and built a career in hospitality, learning all the basics from a French chef. After several years working in some of Oxford’s most highly regarded restaurants and bars, Romain decided it was time for a change and came to us at OWC in early 2024. His enthusiasm for wine and spirits is infectious – of course for the wines of the Languedoc, but he also particularly loves Italian wines and Mexican Mezcal. Romain holds WSET Level Two in wines, and is about to commence his WSET Level Three studies.

You can find Romain working at all three of our Oxford shops – stop by and say bonjour!