The Rare & Fine Wine Company Limited has been trading in fine wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone valley, Loire Valley & Champagne since 1995, sourcing the best value and highest quality wines from these historical wine growing regions. More recently we have introduced fine wines from Italy & Spain. We are now delighted to present our brilliant range of wines to all wine buyers, drinkers, collectors and wine traders via our new website.

Our services include:-

  • Wines for Corporate Events
  • Fine Wine Investment
  • Fine Wine tastings
  • Advice on wines for immediate drinking or laying down

Philip Slocombe, CEO & Chairman

Philip Slocombe, CEO rare and Fine Wine CompanyA former pupil of Millfield School, Philip enjoyed a career in professional cricket (MCC & Somerset CCC) from 1974–1983. In 1991 he and his wife created a hotel and restaurant (Relais Silence) in France before selling the business to form the Rare and Fine Wine Company Limited in 1995.

Over the past 20 years Philip has forged long term supplier relationships with many leading domaines in Burgundy, Bordeaux and Champagne in France and Piedmont, Tuscany and Mount Etna in Italy and supplies fine wines to private and trade clients in Europe, North America and Asia.


Charlie Villers, Private Sales

Charlie Villers, Rare and Fine Wine CompanyCharlie began his working life in Christie’s Wine department in 2005 and studied the WSET Foundation, passing the Intermediate exam and the Advanced exam with distinction. In 2007 he participated in the harvest at Palliser Estate in New Zealand before returning to work at Jeroboams for over 4  years, of which 2 years were managing the Mayfair branch.

Charlie joined the Rare & Fine Wine Company on October 2012 bringing his own depth of  knowledge of wines from Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Italy and the New World. He is also experienced in organising Corporate or private wine tastings and will be responsible for updates on Twitter and Facebook.


Marc Roach, Accounts

Rare and Fine Wine - Marc Roach

Marc has been  responsible for the accounts and general administration at the company since 2012. He has 15 years experience as a qualified bookkeeper and has previously dealt with the finances of various businesses, including transport conference management and sani-bins. He finds Champagne a lot more fun to take home at the weekend!

Marc finds all areas of accounts tremendously exciting, but is particularly interested in bank reconciliation and VAT analysis.

Before joining the company he knew very little about wine, but he has grasped the opportunity to learn with great enthusiasm. Being here has allowed him to try a wide variety of wines from around the world, often without leaving his desk. Marc is very fond of Chablis, White Burgundys and the red wines from Northern Italy.