Grand Crew Classé
Your Personal Wine Advisor
What should you buy a client or friend as a smart wine gift? What to drink from the cellar tonight? What would be a fun theme for a corporate wine event? What nearby vineyards should you visit on holiday? What should you order in a restaurant? Call Tom for all the answers.
Wine Sourcing & Purchasing
Entrust us with your important purchasing decisions. From everyday drinking to building a fine wine portfolio, our members can leverage our unrivalled access to many of the world’s greatest and rarest wines, confident in their impeccable provenance. In addition to advance access to our regular fine wine offers, we can also assist with finding wines you have discovered in restaurants & on your travels abroad. Wines may be supplied in bond or duty paid, and sent to cellars around the world or stored on your behalf.
Experiences & Events
Attend high profile and unique wine events - exclusive to our WineChap Grand Crew Classé members and affiliates. These include rare tastings with top producers and well known collectors, exclusive dinners and specialist events with selected luxury brand partners.
Travel, Tastings & Tours
Our specialist hosted trips could include private tutored themed tastings or dinners at the world's top wineries, weekends in Piedmont hunting truffles & tasting Barolo, helicopter tours of Bordeaux with private Château accommodation, exclusive wine cruises around the Italian Riviera and Livorno Coast, or Wine Flights and Game Drives in Kruger's Sabi Sabi private game reserve. Our industry knowledge & global connections guarantee a memorable and unique experience.
Tom began attending wine tasting classes after school age of fourteen, thanks to his French teacher, an aspiring MW student. Despite university, Sandhurst and a brief foray in to proper journalism, his path was thus set.
For eighteen years Tom, described in The SPEAR's 500 (top advisors to U/HNW community) as “one of the wine world’s most recognisable figures”, has written regularly about wines and winemakers for a variety of luxury titles, as well as putting together fine wine portfolios for clients around the world. He continues to organise extraordinary wine and gastronomic experiences with a variety of luxury partners around the world, profiled on Channel 4 and described by the Financial Times as “Sideways on Steroids".
Charlie Goblet d'Alviella
A stereotypical multi-national background for a fine wine merchant, Charlie was born to Belgian parents in the US before moving to the UK to be educated then on to Chicago, London and the Cote d'Azur before finally settling back in the UK.
Charlie graduated with a Biology degree from Bristol and became a software developer before realising the error of ways and following his true calling in the wine trade (which should have been obvious with a family name like Goblet). His 15 year wine career has taken him from Majestic via an independent wine shop in London under the guidance of two Masters of Wine, a wine PR company representing the Port Trade in the UK as well as Oddbins, Marks and Spencer; then a chance opportunity to flee to the Cote d'Azur selling wines to the Super Yacht industry and training yacht crew via the WSET system, finishing back in London brokering fine wines internationally. A certified WSET educator, he has led many a tasting and visited too many wineries around the globe to count, so brings all his skills to Honest Grapes as the Grand Crew Classé manager.