Wine quite literally fuels everything we do! We love finding it, buying it and selling it!We operate largely as a wholesaler to a wide variety of restaurants, hotels & bistros throughout Scotland and have built our portfolio and service around their needs. We also extend our services to private and corporate customers so whatever your requirements please do get in touch - we would love to hear from you! Our aim is to offer a unique range of wines, selected by us that are a true reflection of who made them and where. They are wines we love to drink ourselves, all delivered to you in a personal and reliable fashion.
Tarquin De Burgh
Life has literally turned “full circle” as I am once again driving a van and delivering wherever possible to keep costs down but this time, it’s our van, with our name on the side, full of wines we have bought, which we love to drink ourselves. It’s a challenge, which we relish, and a tasty one to boot!
T: 07881 371 233
As my wife will tell you I have a very low attention span so I need to be doing something that interests me. Financially it’s a shame I was not interested by banking during my two weeks work placement at RBS during high school but c’est la vie! The wine bug it was and after various stints with a variety of merchants I find myself a joint owner of one. At the moment I love simplicity, my 6 and 1 year old sons, wines that are not named after grape varieties, tapas, avocado, Game of Thrones, epic fail compilations on Youtube, sports jackets, and restoring my house!
T: 07585 959 984
I got the bug whilst at University and working part time at Oddbins. When I finished studying, I was fully immersed in all things wine and knew I wanted a career in the trade. I have now spent almost half of my life working within this industry and am fully equipped to spread the word about fantastic wines! After working for a very large retail wine company for many (too many) years, I was relieved when Tarquin and Will asked me to join them in 2014. I now look after the Marketing side of things at de Burgh with the odd wine sale thrown in for old times’ sake.
I am a self confessed wine geek/ food lover/crisp fanatic/ bletherer and probably spend too much time thinking up delicious food and wine combinations when not chasing after my sons. Sherry is one of my great loves in life, alongside anything bubbly, Italian reds from Piedmont, esoteric whites and mature Bordeaux.
After studying Film and Media and Philosophy at University I made the natural progression into the wine trade. 8 years spent on the retail coal face with a UK wide company then led me to the wonderful world of de Burgh Wine Merchants. As Office and Warehouse Manager you will generally find me on the other end of the phone, or indeed your emails. Also can be found chucking boxes around in the warehouse and in turn cleaning up the mess from the breakages!
In my free time I enjoy exploring new and interesting wines, eating shellfish, watching high-quality American TV drama, swimming, and reading multi-volume biographies of major American political figures.
I am usually found within the hub of the de-Burgh warehouse or more often than not out on the road travelling the roads of Scotland in our transit van delivering exceptional wine to our customers. As a newcomer to the wine trade I always trying to pick up wee bits of knowledge and tips from other members of the de-Burgh team. Out of work I am a keen photographer and at my happiest out with my camera at sunrise and sunset. My camera sometimes travels with me when I am out in the van in case I get a chance to capture something special….like Nessie!
The myth lives on that musicians are good at maths; in a roundabout way this is how I ended up here. Talking about finance is an excellent way to kill a conversation so I’d rather tell you about my odd route from freelance fiddler in Thailand to joining this team of wine fans. Back in the UK I managed a recording studio, which led to work in arts and festival finance. My husband and I opened a Beer shop in July 2016, ‘Beer Zoo’ and I’m now learning all about fine wine and delicious beer!
Alasdair Carnie joined us last March to support the team in the office and warehouse. He is a keen ultra Marathon runner, a fluent French speaker and dabbled in the world of Cognac making for several years before settling back in Scotland to work in the Whisky industry. We were pleased he finally decided to come and join the Wine Trade. With a history like his, he fits in nicely here at de Burgh!
Fordel Mains Steading
Scotland, EH22 2PQ
T: 01875 595 100
From Our Wine List
Aglianico, Auxerrois Blanc, Aspiran, Avana, Arneis, Aurora, Blauburger, Blaufrankisch, Bonarda, Bondola, Camaralet, Catarratto, Cerceal, Cereza, Chasellas, Cinsaut, Corvina, Cortese, Counoise, Dolcetto, Dinka, Doradillo, Durella, Domina, Dunkelfelder, Ehrenfelser, Fiano, Friulano, Frappato, Flora, Folle Blanc, Francavida, Freisa, Furmint, Gamay, Gamaret, Garanoir, Graciano, Greco Nero, Greco, Heroldrebe, Johannisberg Riesling, Juan Garcia, Kerner, Schiva Grossa, Trollinger, Lagrein, Limnio, Macebeo, Carignan, Merlot, Melon, Muscadet, Montepulciano, Moscato, Mourvedre, Nero d’Avola, Perellada, Viura, Palomino, Pedro Ximenez, Petite Cabernet, Petite Verdot, Petite Vidure, Pinot Blanc, Prugnolo, Prosecco, Plyto, Sangiovese, Rousanne, Sauvignon Gris, Schiava, Semillon, Seyval Blanc, Scheurebe, Tinta Roriz, Valdepenas, Tannat, Tinta Negra Mole, Vernaccia, Petite Vidure, Viognier, Viura, Verdejo.