Ifor Stanton – Store Manager
Ifor has been running Amathus bath since opening in 2018
Originally from east London, Ifor has been living in Bath for a couple of decades now. When he first discovered the world of wine, it was a complete revelation to him; prior to that being a normal two pints and a packet of crisps type of guy. This discovery led him to take a pass at the WSET courses.
Working in the wine business has always been a delight, with obvious highlights including a three-day buying trip to the exalted Burgundy region visiting 25 wineries in 3 days (which can hardly be classed as hard work!), interacting with the general public with all their varied tastes and expectations, and working with producers to host tastings of wines and whiskies.
A European holiday is never complete without a side-track to a vineyard or winery or even an intriguing enoteca tucked down a city side street.
However, his passions have been divided over the last 10 years as his love and intrigue for the world of whisky has grown, so ticked off the WSET spirits level course. The global production and appreciation of the delightful brown liquid is phenomenal, leaving him with endless options and discussions with all walks of life.
Favourite Tipple - Favourites is hard to say and changes on a fairly regular basis, but the stunning whisky from Michel Couvreur is not only delicious but a masterclass in blending. Wine wise, right now he’s really looking forward to the new vintages of Faugères Château de la Liquière from the South of France, gutsy, no messing.