In 2000 Jaspar Corbett sold his stake in Mayfair Cellars, which he had started in 1989 on leaving Majestic Wine, where he had been since 1983. Mayfair Cellars had been one of the first UK wine companies to recognise the growth of fine wine drinking in Hong Kong and the company opened an office there in 1997.
Jaspar decided to take a break from the wine trade and in 2002 purchased the freehold of the local pub in the village of Pattiswick in Essex where he lived. The Compasses Inn was a great success and rather than a wine list, customers were invited to select wine from the wine shop attached to the pub. After just a year the pub was sold (unbelievably hard work !) – Jaspar left the pub but kept the wine business, now named Compass Wines.
Compass Wines has continued to grow since then and with a move to Suffolk in 2006, the business is back in Essex, now in Burnham-on-Crouch. Jaspar has a wide selection of interesting wines that he proposes to his customers.
As well as being a wine merchant, Jaspar also offers Wine Events and has presented fun and informative wine themed events in various parts of the world. His brochure can be found at wwww.jasparcorbett.com - aligned to this have been a number of television appearances from the wine expert on The Alan Titchmarsh Show to Ladette to Lady and Big Brother. Also often contributing on LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari breakfast show. There is also a DVD – The Essential Guide to Wine Tasting which is available from www.amazon.co.uk.
As well as being a wine merchant, Jaspar also offers Wine Events and has presented fun and informative wine themed evenings in various parts of the world. His brochure can be found at wwww.jasparcorbett.com
Jaspar has made appearances on:
The Alan Titchmarsh Show as there weekly wine expert,
Ladette to Lady,
And contributing on LBC Radio’s Nick Ferrari breakfast show.
There is a DVD…The Essential Guide to Wine Tasting which is available from www.amazon.co.uk.
We are not just a seller of wine but also a buyer. If you have any cases or bottles that you are interested in selling then please contact Jaspar directly on Jaspar@compasswines.co.uk !
If you wish to enquire further about any of our products please don't hesitate to contact us via Email or phone.
Email : Jaspar@compasswines.co.uk
Tel : 07778 156 650