We are passionate about wine.
We are especially passionate about a good bottle of wine.
And that’s what wanderwine is essentially about; pairing good bottles of wine with people who may not have known about them earlier. A good bottle of wine is a powerful tool; it can pull a party together, create enduring friendships and craft memories that last for a lifetime.
We feel that a sense of wanderlust is essential to living a full life. We want to foster this feeling of excitement and adventure though the exploration of our signature wines.
wanderwine is a reflection of our love for travel and discovery, all wrapped up in one package.
Not all who wander are lost!
Our Storywanderwine is the byproduct of Alexis Lhoyer and Rishi Sood’s love for travel, discovery and, of course, a good bottle of wine to discuss it all over.
Having met at INSEAD Business School, Alexis and Rishi embraced the institute’s spirit of adventure and took the opportunity to go explore the world’s most exotic wine destinations; like the vibrant wine bars of Tokyo, the remote Sherry wineries in Spain’s ancient Andalucia countryside and the beautiful Singaraja vineyards in Bali. It was during one such visit to Paris that the idea of wanderwine truly took seed.
The name itself reflects a celebration of wanderlust; of discovery and exploration - key tenets of the wanderwine model. They wanted to share a product they were the most passionate about in a way that created a sense of excitement and enjoyment in others.
The company was established with a clear mission: to make good wine more accessible in Singapore through the knowledge and guidance of expert sommeliers who select and curate wanderwine’s collection.
The journey still belongs to the customer; wanderwine is there to lend them a helping hand to find their perfect bottle of wine.
Founder, CEO, Wine lover...Alexis Lhoyer has a penchant for travel, adventure and a good bottle of wine.
An entrepreneur at heart, this Frenchman has nearly a decades worth of experience in launching new and exciting ventures across Europe. He’s founded an urban music based online social media portal in France and Belgium and co-founded a successful event agency in Singapore.
With a strong background in sales, digital marketing and crafting vibrant and exciting events; Alexis is a people’s person who wants to share his vision of accessible wine-related knowledge with those around him.
There’s a story he loves to tell about how he started his wine journey. It was Valentines Day and he was 23 years old and all alone in an Italian restaurant in the South of France. He ordered a bottle of Valpolicella Ripasso to help ease the pain of being surrounded by couples in love and to his surprise, this started a love affair of its own!
As a precursor to wanderwine, Alexis shared the knowledge and passion he gained during his travels through monthly wine tastings events for two years in France and holds the Wine & Spirit WSET Level 3 certification.