Jess and Jamie are two british wine lovers who moved to south west France to make wine and eat pig and duck products.
Jessica is the managing director of Vindependents, a leading wine importer. Vindependents imports quality wines from all over the world and sells them exclusively to independent wine merchants. Prior to Vindependents Jess was Sales Director at Charles Taylor Wines and prior to that worked for Majestic wines.
Jamie is the co-founder and chairman of The Sampler, an independent wine merchant with three shops in London. The Sampler pioneered the use of sampling machines in a retail environment and was named the UK’s favourite independent merchant by Decanter in three consecutive years. Before starting The Sampler, Jamie worked in Private Equity with Cazenove Private Equity and with Apax Partners.
Jess and Jamie have two lovely (most of the time) daughters, a passion for cooking, eating, and drinking, and a problem with dealing with the side effects of so much cooking, eating, drinking and daughters.