Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar is a distinctive and unique part of Chads. The cellar, which is completely student-run, seeks to provide quality wines at great prices for Chads students. We carefully source our wines from a range of respected local and national wine merchants. Typically we stock around 40 different wines; we are always looking for new and interesting varieties, as well as stocking all the old college favourites. We proudly stock a range of non-typical wines, including sulphite free, organic and alcohol free and a number of non alcoholic drinks. Whether you want a reasonably priced bottle of white for formal, a bottle of Champagne for special occasions, or just an easy drinking red, we have something for everyone.

We are open for service on Tuesdays and Thursdays before formals; additional times are available on request. Whilst we mainly cater for members of the college, the wine cellar welcomes members of all colleges and we have strong ties with other societies and college organisations. We look forward to seeing you shortly.

On the order form below, the stock we sell is ordered as white, sparkling, red and within these categories by bottle size and price. Our non-alcoholic selection is available on demand in the cellar but is not available to order online.

Please take a look to our Facebook page here to find live updates on purchases and pairings for formals.

Andrew Charles Laurie

Keeper of the Cellar

E-mail: andrew.laurie@durham.ac.uk

As the Wine Cellar Keeper, I am tasked with managing the committee as well as being responsible for the cellar’s overall performance. This means that I need to stay on top of stock orders so that the demand for wine is always met for formals and social events, whilst also liaising with Tom to make sure that the cellar’s finances are in good nick. Having grown up in Stellenbosch, South Africa, I have been exposed to wine ever since I can remember — but I definitely still have a lot to learn. This year, the committee has a particular focus on boosting the cellar’s position as the go-to wine merchant for all students by offering competitive pricing on excellent wines. So, if there are any specific bottles you’d like to see in the cellar this year, definitely come down and have a chat or even just send me an email; recommendations are always appreciated.

Thomas John Whittaker

Treasurer

E-mail: thomas.j.whittaker@durham.ac.uk

I am Tom, the treasurer of the Wine Cellar. More often than not, I spend my time managing the finances and chasing up tab payments. I am a huge lover of Bordeauxs, particularly St Emilion, and occasionally work shifts in the cellar.

Harriet Constance Rose Good

Steward

E-mail: harriet.good@durham.ac.uk

As Steward, I am mainly responsible for selling wines before formal and making sure that the cellar is kept at perfect red-wine-drinking temperature. I am also in charge of keeping our Facebook page up to date so please keep an eye on that to know what we're selling and what we're doing! Hope to see you in the wine cellar soon!

Callum Joseph Wordsworth and Michael John Paul Carr

Assistant Steward

E-mail: Callum.wordsworth@durham.ac.uk and Michael.carr@durham.ac.uk
Mike
Hi, We’re Mike and Callum, the assistant stewards of the wine cellar, our role involves selling wine before formals, informing people about the wide ranging wine selection available and being told off by Andrew.