Ruth Spivey


After 10 years travelling the world as a fashion model, Ruth started a new career in wine and restaurants. After studying with the WSET and working several wine jobs, she turned freelance in 2013 to set up the speed tasting night Flight Club, and street food wine bar Street Vin (now sold).

The same year saw her create the alternative consumer tasting WINE CAR BOOT, to promote independent wine and wine shops and give people the chance to taste their way out of the supermarket.

Ruth has written wine lists for several restaurants in London, most recently Stevie Parle’s Craft on the Greenwich Peninsula and hosts tastings for anyone, anywhere who loves wine.  As a writer, she has been published in Noble Rot, ES, Elle Wedding, INstyle, Red, Peninsula Magazine, Harpers Bazaar, Town & Country, Square Meal, Esquire, GQ and The Guardian.

She has been twice nominated for the IWSC Julian Brind Award for Outstanding Achievement in Wine, won Imbibe’s Innovator of the Year 2014 and most was recently awarded GQ Sommelier of the Year 2016.


Ruth Osborne


Ruth joined Ruth for the first WINE CAR BOOT at the 11th hour and has proved indispensable since. Her day job is as a Fixer for anything food and drink related after having spent 8 years travelling the world, studying and working on some seriously glamorous yachts.

In the last four years Ruth has been a key part of opening and operating The Clove Club, Spiritland, Blixen, Polpo’s Ape & Bird and community project Chicken Town. She has run high profile events with clients including Bistrotheque, Louis Vuitton, Blixen at Latitude, Noble Rot at Wilderness, Vinteloper’s Urban Winery Project (Melbourne), Festival No. 6, Berry Brother’s & Rudd and the charity initiative Cook for Syria.

As one of the most in demand project managers, Ruth was just looking after operations for Dan Barber’s (NY’s Bluehill at Stone Barns) WastED pop up at Selfridges.


“Bringing together London’s leading independent wine merchants under one roof is no mean feat… The vision to make interesting quality wines accessible to everyone is shared by all of us.”


Ed Hayward – Broomfield, Lea & Sandeman