Owner, Reserve Wines |
Born in Sheffield and raised in Manchester, Kate Goodman’s passion for food and wine began when she lived and worked in France during her first University break. After leaving University and travelling in the Far East, Kate began a corporate career in Accountancy at KPMG. Despite loving the working environment after her second year she decided to pursue a new career path and went to work for a small start- up company which was a fabulous introduction to the workings of a small business, Whilst working here Kate started to take her interest in wine to the next level and began studying towards her professional wine exams and worked part time in her local Oddbins .
In 2003 she set up Reserve Wines, an award winning Wine Shop in West Didsbury, Manchester. The business was set up to create a relaxed, informal environment where people feel comfortable with wine, can ask questions and more importantly enjoy it!
Reserve Wines sells a great selection of wines, beers & spirits focussing on smaller independent producers and prides itself on offering great value for money. The focus has always been on retail but as the business has evolved it now has a thriving Corporate and Wholesale arm and sells UK wide at www.reservewines.co.uk.
In 2012 she was selected to appear alongside Michel Roux Jnr as the co-presenter on the re-launch of the well loved BBC Food and Drink show where she worked alongside top chefs such as Mary Berry & Tom Kerridge.
Reserve Wines has now expanded to incorporate a further 2 sites: the award winning Market House in Altrincham and a wine concession in Bents Garden centre.
Reserve is due to open its fourth site in July this year, situated in Manchester City Centre.
Her other business interests include a mobile wine offering, Vin Van Voom, a uniquely stylish wine bar (in a 50’s style airstream) that will take great wines to any event. She also regularly hosts wine tasting and corporate events.
Kate lives in Manchester and is married with a five year old daughter & a two year old son. She feels lucky to work in an industry she loves and is committed to approaching wine in an accessible way by creating relaxed events and spaces where people can sample, drink and buy great wines.