... LaBarrique introduces Juliette Lynch as seen in Verve Magazine.
|La Barrique is a familiar piece of the landscape to all those living and working in the Remuera-Newmarket area. The charming corner wine shop has stood the test of time, providing fine wines from New Zealand and around the world to the people of Auckland since 1991.
Recently though, changes have been afoot, with Pam Reid, La Barrique’s owner retiring, and local wine talent Juliette Lynch taking over the management of the business. Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about wine, Juliette has heaps of ideas and plans to tweak the business here and there - thereby improving and adding to what is already one of New Zealand’s top wine shops.
|Juliette's backgroun is impressive and a fine mach for her new position. She first dipped her toes into the wine business when on an OE she worked for Majestic Wines, Britain's biggest retailer of wines, boasting 160 stores throughout the UK. Employed by the South Kensington branch, she started out as a driver delivering wines. Her nascent talents did not go unnoticed however, and soon she was placed on Majestic's new management Programme, and continued to work for them for the next 4 years.
Juliette speaks fondly of her times working with the UK's most elite, including royalty, retired military and celebrities. "By the time I left, I had quite a posh accent," laughs Juliette. "My South Kensington experience taught me so much. I feel that LaBarrique's customers are in many ways similar - and I understand their taste and wine needs. I plan to take a feather out of the Majestic cap by offering the convenience of having your wine orders delivered free to yoru doorstep." **
Since her time at Majestic Juliette has furthered her knowledge of wine by visiting respected wine regions through out the world (e.g.: Italy, Chile, etc.) and completed a Bachelors Degree in Wine Business and Marketing at Roseworthy, part of Adelaide University.
She has been associated with LaBarrique since the end of 2003 in one way and another is looking forward to pouring her considerable talent for wine, vines, fine cuisine and business, into LaBarrique, home of fine wines, champagnes and ports.
** Applies only to deliveries within a certain distance from La Barrique.