Barry - Manager, Pimlico
Barry, currently manager of Oddbins Pimlico, has run several of Oddbins' busiest West London stores and has years of experience in helping customers navigate an often intimidatingly large Oddbins wine range. His current areas of interest include Languedoc-Roussillon - Reds from St Chinian, Corbieres and Terrasses du Larzac and whites such as Picpoul de Pinet - and the rustic style of wine from Bierzo in north west Spain particularly made from Mencia (red) and Godello (white). Barry has completed both WSET Intermediate and Advanced exams and is currently studying for Diploma.
All time greats
Wasn't actually a wine, but Bowmore 64 at the distillery on one of the legendary Oddbins distillery trips. Also the year I was born.
Wine heaven would be enjoying a glass of Burgans' Albarino with its crisp clean lemony and mineral qualities and a plate of simply cooked seafood on a warm summer evening.
Over ripe reds with no structure and no expression of regionality, and over oaked whites that obliterate the delicate nature of the fruit - leaves me completely baffled as to why people are making wines in the first place.