Ian primrose, founder
Ian's love of wine began nearly two decades ago with just a sip of Sassicaia. As any fan of this Super Tuscan knows, it can be an enchanting and addictive (albeit expensive) experience. A few glasses later and Ian was hooked into the world of fine wines. Since then he's been collecting and enjoying cases of Old and New World wines from some of the best producers in the world.
But exploring wines was only a hobby until 2016, when Ian left his corporate job at Hess Corp., a leading American energy company and Fortune 100 corporation. For over 20 years Ian led the global network and telecommunications team, translating business requirements into innovative solutions and providing critical IT infrastructure services across the corporation. Ian’s expertise includes enterprise network design, large network migrations and integrations, contract negotiations, sourcing strategies, network operations and management.
Now Ian is utilizing his international technical and business experience to bring fine wines from across the pond. As a London native who has lived in New York City for the past decade (with a stint in Houston, Texas) he has a unique perspective on the US consumer market and the UK producing areas. He completed his WSET Level 3 course with merit, and is studying for the WSET Diploma.
Ian is committed to introducing quality English sparkling wine to new fans and promoting sustainable development in this rapidly growing region.