About the founder of The Wine Place
Mark O´Neill, founder of The Wine Place, is a Northern Irishman now living in Valencia, Spain. It was in London where his career in wine began almost 30 years ago and where he gained the WSET Diploma.
He shares his passion for wines through his media work with weekly columns for the Spanish daily newspaper El Mundo and 5Barricas, an online wine magazine and in his blog markoneill.es. Also, he broadcasts weekly with a radio wine programme on Levante Radio and have other collaborations with Forbes Radio Spain and CV Radio, Valencia.
He is also a WSET Approved Programme Provider offering courses to professionals and wine enthusiasts, cursos.thewinplace.es. His objective is to introduce a global perspective for those working in the wine business while providing wine enthusiasts with the confidence to explore the world of wine.
About the Wine Shop
The business is divided into two parts:
The Wine Place is a wine store offering wine lovers in Spain the opportunity to enjoy selected imported wines from around the world through their tastings, courses, prestigious events and direct sales. They also have a Wine Club where members receive a monthly selection to discover new wines.
Their other company, Verde Marte, specialises in producing Spanish wines from different regions for export. They are involved in every aspect of each project from blending the wines to designing the packaging and distribution to the consumer.