George is the Manager of Sandy’s. Having managed both The Oxford Wine Cafe’s, George has a good knowledge of wines, beers and spirits. George will be on site most of the time so do go and introduce yourself to him!
Meet the Sandys
Chris, the oldest Sandy, is a cricket school master at Pangbourne school near Reading. Chris’s interest in Sandy’s came through his enjoyment of wine, especially ‘The Chocolate Block’ from Franschhoek in South Africa. A cool head and experience in and around Oxford is a huge asset for the team. If you see a 6ft 6 man in the corner with a glass of Syrah go and say hi!
Will Sandbach is constantly abreast of the drinks market and is always on the look out for new venues to move to. If he’s not playing rugby, cricket, football or tennis he’ll be on the case for the next Sandy’s expansion.
Meet the team
Yvan has a fairly multicultural background. Born in the USA, but mostly raised in the UK by African and European parents. Growing up in Oxford instilled in him an interest in academia, and a soft spot for drama, music, and performance. He can’t wait to welcome and get to know every one of our guests at Sandy’s Piano and Wine Bar. Play your cards right and he might even play you a song!
Costa, originally from Romania, is our cheeky bartender who will make you a mean rum cocktail. His love of wine and cocktails led him to us and he’ll show you his flair behind the bar if you ask nicely – a smile goes a long way with Costa!