DB awards 2017: profiling the winners

The Other Side of Life Award – sponsored by Nicolas Feuillatte

Winner:
Colin Thorne, Vagabond Wines

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte sponsored a special award this year to recognise and celebrate members of the UK wine trade who have brought innovation and dynamism into the sector. The deserving winner of The Other Side of Life Award is Colin Thorne of Vagabond Wines, who Nicolas Feuilllate said was to be commended for his commitment and passion.

A wine merchant, wholesaler, buyer, and educator, Thorne started his career in the wine trade at Oddbins more than 12 years ago, managing the busy Marylebone High Street store before moving to Jeroboams, and later overseeing the establishment of award-winning independent retailer Bottle Apostle. He joined the fledgling Vagabond Wines in 2010 to help establish and run its original Fulham store, the model which broke new ground through its innovative tasting-focused approach. Thorne has continued to hone his expertise, concentrating on selecting interesting wines to tempt Vagabond’s customers and clients, and as events director, he developed its internal and external tasting programme. In addition to his clear passion for wine, he displays strong strategic and commercial nouse, with his current focus on business development, cost control and profit generation strategies.

“Colin’s other side of life is the wine trade, he is through and through one of the most passionate wine advocates in the industry,” the judges said. “He brings a new dynamism and an innovative approach to connecting and engaging with consumers, and Nicolas Feuillatte is proud to present this award to him, and to support members of the trade like him who bring out the enchanting side of the wine industry.”

The Other Side of Life Award was conceived and sponsored by Nicolas Feuillatte

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