Mark and Penny Norrie
Mark Norrie

Moke Fine Wines was founded by Mark Norrie in 2010 when, having worked for 15 years in the wine trade, he decided it was time to create a business where he could sell wines he enjoyed and was passionate about. His interest in the trade started when he worked initially as a Christmas temp for Berry Bros & Rudd. Days spent packing boxes were rewarded by the occasional tasting in the warehouse bottle shop. This led to an 11 year career working his way up through the ranks ultimately into private clients’ sales. In 2005, Mark then joined a merchant specialising in Rhône and Burgundy: here he cut his teeth at the supplier and shipping end of the business as well as continuing with private and corporate sales. As the economy plummeted, taking the step to set up as an independent wine merchant might have been foolhardy to some (brave to others). But since the inception of Moke Fine Wines Mark hasn’t looked back. He particularly enjoys Burgundy and Rhône wines, his epiphany coming from a bottle of 1978 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle enjoyed with friends over a dinner in the depths of a Hungarian restaurant.


Penny Norrie Prior to joining forces with her husband Mark at Moke Fine Wines, Penny was employed by Berry Bros & Rudd for 12 years. As Corporate Hospitality Manager, she was responsible for all the events held in their flagship premises on St. James's Street, London, ranging from hosting events for major corporations and notable charities, to entertaining private customers and creating momentous wine tastings. This valuable experience is put to good use at Moke Fine Wines through selecting wines she believes demonstrate character, terroir and value for money. Penny has a love affair with Burgundy and Champagne, but seeks out the best from all regions of the wine-producing world and she particularly enjoys sharing her enthusiasm through conducting wine tastings. Penny holds the WSET Diploma and is a member of the Worshipful Company of Vintners.

 

 

 

 

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