Our Team

Our team is made up of friendly people with the knowledge and enthusiasm to champion great wine.

Cliff Roberson

Cliff

Cliff Roberson – Managing Director

Without Cliff's drive, enthusiasm and work ethic, Roberson Wine would not be where it is today (or, indeed, anywhere at all). Cliff has worked in the wine trade for more years than he cares to remember, founding Roberson Wine in 1991 and his other main business, Buckingham Vintners, in 1974. He remains one of the true characters of the industry.

If you haven't heard it before, check out Cliff's rap about his life in wine (right click and choose to save it for future listening).

Desert Island Wine
1900 Lafite
Keith Kirkpatrick

Keith

Keith Kirkpatrick – Buyer

Keith joined Roberson in 2010 and after many years in on-trade sales he is now the agency buyer. Keith has been around wine from an early age when he used to help out in his family's restaurant business in Ireland. His general knowledge is particularly acute, making him a useful man to have on your side at Roberson’s legendary pub quiz nights.

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His most recently signed up new agency…
Oliver Bartle

Oliver

Oliver Bartle – Head of Fine Wine

Oliver joined us in 2015 and heads up our Fine Wine Department. His passion for wine started when he was 19 years old and running an independent wine merchant. He quickly moved to the fine wine trade and now has a wealth of experience in buying and selling. When not in the office, you'll usually find keeping clean sheets on the football pitch, or elsewhere drinking a bottle of mature claret.

Desert Island Wine
Any 1989 red Bordeaux
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Oscar

Oscar Baker – Customer Engagement Executive

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Alex

Alex Hurley – Winemaker

Alex is our in-house winemaker and is involved with everything London Cru. Catch him in the cellar making our wines, at our wine events and running tours and tastings. You may also spot Alex around London hunting interesting wine bars or a delicious plate.

Desert Island Wine
An Australian classic that started my winemaking journey - Lethbridge Allegra Chardonnay 2010
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Max

Max Edge – Operations Executive

After studying at university in Norwich, Max began a career in hospitality, starting as a bartender to become Assistant General Manager for a multi-site group. All that time pouring drinks and mixing cocktails awoke a real passion for all things liquid and a desire to work in the wine industry. Joining Roberson in March 2019, Max is now getting used to having a normal bedtime. Outside of the office, Max is a passionate home cook, always trying new recipes from all four corners of the world.

Desert Island Drink
Anything containing Campari served over lots of ice
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Aaron

Aaron Jolley –

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Marie-lou

Marie-lou Galiana – Trade Sales Manager

Born and raised in Bordeaux, Marie-lou actually acquired all her wine knowledge since she moved to London in 2012. After passing a degree in International Business, she decided to train in a slightly different sector that she loved most: wine. She then started to work for Oddbins as a wine advisor, and soon moved up to become a manager in the busy Earls Court branch. After 6 successful years in the wine retail business, she finally branched out and joined the Roberson Wine adventure.

Desert Island Drink
Any Vintage Champagne will do!
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Fran

Francely Benedectini – Customer Engagement Executive

Martin Currie

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Martin Currie – Finance

Man of a thousand jobs (many of which he's tried to give up over the years, with limited success) Martin is the man people at Roberson go to for, well, pretty much everything. On his day off, he can often be heard shouting at the television in support of his beloved Green Bay Packers (American Football, if you're wondering).

Desert Island Drink
Amaretto and Coke
Jacquie Jeffrey

Jacquie

Jacquie Jeffery – PA to Cliff Roberson

Although Cliff is his own department, that department wouldn't work quite as well without Jacquie as his P.A. In her spare time, Jacquie loves nothing better than sharing her love of fine wine and cooking with friends and family. When she’s not looking after Cliff, you'll find her cooking up a storm in the kitchen, strolling through Richmond Park with her beloved Westie or putting her green fingers to good use in the garden.

Desert Island Wine
New Zealand Pinot Gris

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Nick Buckland –

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Cameron Gates –

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Maxim Taylor –

Pete

Pete King –

About Us

We sell wine that offers quality and value at every level, from the everyday to the extraordinary. Read more about us.

Awards & Press Our Latest Awards

Decanter and IWC Specialist Merchant of the Year 2019 for our USA range.

Decanter Retailer Awards | Best USA Specialist
International Wine Challenge 2019 | Specialist Merchant of the Year USA

... London's best collection of seriously smart wine available by the single bottle

Jancis Robinson MW