Introducing L'alcool: Your Gateway to Fine Tastes and Experiences

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Dear wine connoisseurs, spirit enthusiasts, and lovers of all things refined,

On March 1st, 2024, we unveiled L'alcool. Allow me to share a bit more about the journey that brings us here, and the roots from which our passion for fine tastes and experiences stems.

As the son of Jeff Poole, the founder of Fine Wine Delivery, I have inherited not only a legacy, but also a profound dedication to excellence and a passion for wine, spirits, and beer.

For 16 years, I have been privileged to serve as General Manager of Fine Wine Delivery, overseeing stores, operations, beer, spirits, and the esteemed wine-tasting panel. As we transition to L'alcool, I bring not just my years of experience but a deep understanding of providing exceptional service and building lasting customer relationships.

Beyond the confines of the wine world, I am a devoted father to three amazing children – Nathan, Maxton, and Kyralee – who have been unwaveringly supportive of this new chapter. Alongside my incredible wife Wendy, who shares my love for champagne, we've journeyed together for 22 years, nurturing not only our family but also our shared interests and aspirations.

In our limited free time, you'll find us at our beloved farm, where we immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature, managing animals and planting trees to reestablish the land we call home. It's here, amidst the tranquil embrace of the countryside, that I find inspiration and solace, fuelling my passion for the finer things in life and reinforcing my commitment to sustainability and stewardship.

As we transition from Fine Wine Delivery to L'alcool, my dedication to providing exceptional service and fostering meaningful connections remains unwavering. Each interaction with our customers is an opportunity to share my expertise, ignite their curiosity, and guide them on a journey of discovery and enjoyment.

At L'alcool, our purpose is to celebrate the art of discovery and showcase the diversity of tastes, styles, and cultures encapsulated in each bottle. Whether you're a seasoned sommelier or an amateur enthusiast, we invite you to embark on a journey of exploration and enjoyment with us.

While the name may have changed, what remains constant is our exceptional team Robbie, Michael, Alice, and Cam, who all have unwavering dedication to outstanding service and our seamless click-and-collect experience.

As you step into our newly rebranded store, you'll find an inviting atmosphere where every corner is adorned with treasures waiting to be discovered. From rare vintages to artisanal brews and exquisite spirits, there's something for every palate and occasion. Don't worry if you're unsure where to start — our knowledgeable team is always available to offer guidance and help you find the perfect bottle to match your tastes. 

At L'alcool, we're not just in the business of selling wine; we're in the business of creating moments – moments shared with loved ones, moments of celebration, and moments of pure indulgence. As we raise our glasses to toast this new beginning, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who has joined us on this adventure.

So, here's to L'alcool – where passion meets expertise, and every “swirl, sip, savour” tells a story. Let each delicate swirl of the glass awaken anticipation, every sip transport you to distant vineyards, and every savouring moment becomes a cherished memory.

Cheers to indulging in life's rich tapestry, one taste bud at a time.

Richard Poole Owner, L'alcool

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