Jacob Ratcliffe

Tell us about yourself?

When not indulging my passion for all things drink-related, I can be found travelling the country, watching my beloved Nottingham Forest most weekends, or in some far-flung part of the world, watching England play cricket; a glutton for punishment some might say!

How long have you worked in industry?

I’ve worked within the wine industry for over 10 years ago, starting my career working for a wine merchant in New Zealand, when I moved to the UK 7 years ago I joined the Crown Cellars team & have not looked back!

What’s your favourite part of your job?

The most enjoyable part of the job, is working with customers to develop their wine offering and introducing them to new wines and spirits from smaller, lesser known producers.

What’s your favourite wine?

I developed my love of Pinot Noir, when I worked in New Zealand, which continues to this day!