From Our Sommeliers To You

Welcome to The Bottle Shop.

We know life is too short to drink anything but the best. The Bottle Shop online is here to provide the best wines and spirits, with collections exclusively curated by our world class sommeliers. Stock up on essentials, discover new favourites, and start building a collection worth sharing. All with next-day delivery. Now that’s something to celebrate.


Master Sommelier

Franck Moreau

Franck Moreau’s passion for wine was sparked at a young age. Born in Mâcon, Burgundy he grew up surrounded by the vineyards, watching winemakers and developing his palette. After stints at Gordon Ramsay’s Claridge’s and Savoy Grill…


Group Bars Manager

Sam Egerton

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Sam started working in hospitality at 16. He moved to Sydney in 2006 on a whim and fell in love with the city, starting at Merivale’s Felix in 2011. Sam opened Charlie Parker’s in 2016 which went on to win…


Mr. Wong

Dan Hong

Starting his career in the kitchen of his family’s Vietnamese restaurant chain, Dan quickly developed a taste for a career in a challenging and exciting kitchen. He honed his culinary skills at an elite list of Sydney restaurants...


Bert's Bar & Brasserie

Jordan Toft

Jordan is a chef who is continually contributing to and shaping the Australian culinary landscape. As executive chef of Mimi’s, Una Más and Bert’s Bar & Brasserie, he demonstrates his signature talent for restrained luxury...



Danielle Alvarez

Holding a degree in art history, American-born Cuban, Danielle, channels her creativity into her cooking. She honed her cooking skills under the tutelage of Alice Waters – owner of famous Californian restaurant Chez Panisse and grandmother of the farm to table food movement...


Totti’s, Bar Totti’s

Mike Eggert

Starting out as an environmental scientist, Mike credits his mum for his love of nature, the environment and teaching him “everything about plants and to respect living things”. He was always into food and cooking, so after finishing uni and working for a bit...



Nathan Johnson

Once a muso, teenage Nathan swapped his drumkit for a different kind of noise, spending a decade cooking alongside Gordon Ramsey and working behind the scenes on the infamous Kitchen Nightmares television series. After gaining experience at a swathe of London’s most lauded restaurants - including Ramsay’s Claridges, Boxwood Cafe and Plane Food - Nathan relocated to Australia and joined Merivale’s Felix in 2011.


Jimmy's Falafel

Simon Zalloua

Born to Lebanese parents, Simon’s appreciation for middle eastern flavours developed at an early age (to this day, his mother remains his greatest culinary inspiration). After kicking off his career at Rockpool, Simon opened his own restaurant, Sefa Kitchen, in 2005. Known for creating food that ‘satisfies the soul’, Simon joined Merivale in 2017.


Hotel Centennial

Ben Greeno

Ben Greeno’s talent for restrained simplicity sets the tone at both The Paddington Precinct and Hotel Centennial, where he is executive chef. With an incredible eye for detail and a technical dexterity honed in the world’s best kitchens…