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Meet The Team

Caviste, Overton - Meet The Team

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Angus Hunter

Overton Manager

In order to confirm whether the wine trade was for him, Angus took his WSET Intermediate exams just after starting at Newcastle University and got hooked. He then started his placement year with a larger company before finding that the ethos, and support of small vintners at Caviste was much more suited to his way of thinking.

A year later, and the degree in the bag, Angus is back to look after the Overton store. With the next wine qualification in the pipeline Angus is first at every tasting and the last to leave, soaking up just about all the information he can. A keen cook, Angus is always ready to help pair a wine for your supper!

Peter Gentilli

Peter joined us in July 2011 after a long career in the wine trade working in variety of fields. Peter brings to the company passion for food and wine matching, considerable wine knowledge and excellent customer service skills.

Peter said 'I'm very excited to be joining the company which has such a fabulous reputation not just locally but around the UK. I feel very honoured to be taking on this prestigious position within the company particularly in this period of evolution.

Stafford Trendall

Whilst Stafford has only been formally employed by Caviste since last October he had been a familiar face in the shop for many years before that, both behind the counter and helping with tasting events. Stafford’s interest in wine goes back more years than he cares to remember to when he first worked in retailing when even large stores had an early closing day mid-week. The store where Stafford worked opened a Harvey’s of Bristol concession and as part of the management team Stafford got to know the staff in the ‘wine department’ pretty well so much so that on early closing day the staff invited him to join them to taste any new wines that had arrived during the past week. As an aside, in those days the area manager for Harvey’s of Bristol was the great wine auctioneer and writer, Michael Broadbent, who was a frequent visitor to the store! Stafford’s interest in wine continued to grow and although he moved away from retailing into marketing and general management he remained a keen amateur. Today he enjoys the challenges of tasting and regularly meets with like minded friends for ‘blind tasting’ evenings. Stafford says that blind tasting helps develop both your ‘nose’ and palate and that you are never too young or too old for that matter to start, although it remains very much an ‘inexact’ science.