The fine wine investment company OenoGroup has just opened OenoHouse, a wine boutique at The Royal Exchange in the City of London.
From August Justin Knock MW is joining OenoGroup full time as director of wine, leaving his role at London indie Philglas & Swiggot.
“By building up this amazing collection and being able to offer these incredible tasting experiences at OenoHouse we will now be able to attract the drinkers and collectors of the world’s greatest wines,” says Knock.
“We’ve done all the curating work, we’ve got the stock and now it’s about showing it to the world.”
A second OenoHouse is planned for the US next year but meanwhile Knock is confident that being in the heart of London’s financial district is the right thing. “I’ve been coming in here for about six months and you notice it getting busier all the time,” he says.
“It’s definitely not back to full capacity but we’ve already had enquiries from corporates about doing private events or helping them with their wine sourcing. London always bounces back.”
OenoGroup has offices in London, Madrid, Bordeaux, Tuscany, New York and Munich. The London store represents the group’s first foray into retailing.