AWE Member



Heather Dougherty

Dip WSET
@heatherdougherty
Surrey

Your relaxed approach, accompanied by such expertise and humour are much appreciated.

I’m a committed francophile, except in matters of rugby, so am always happy exploring the classic (and the less well known) wines of France. Champagne and sparkling wines are a continuing passion, and I was one of three UK finalists for the European Champagne Ambassador competition in 2015 and hold the Champagne Master Level qualification from the Wine Scholar Guild. However, I am always on the lookout for what’s new and exciting in the world of wine and keep my knowledge as broad and up to date as possible.

Following a ten year stint in the travel technology business, where wine appreciation was strictly recreational, I began studying the WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits and realised my future career lay in wine.

Studies complete, I set up Red White & Rosé in 2006, specializing in fun, informative wine events. Since then I have conducted tastings for corporate clients, wine societies, private groups, business networking organisations as well as for the wine trade.

I never like to deliver dry lectures (in either sense of the word) and am happy to work with the format that works best, from a classic approach, to fast-paced blind tasting quizzes – and most things in between.

I have worked with accountants, solicitors, banks, the Ministry of Defence, American Women of Surrey, as well as numerous wine appreciation groups and wine trade clients.

A regular judge for the International Wine Challenge, Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine and Spirit Competition, I also enjoy writing about wine and have a regular column in the Surrey Advertiser with occasional work in trade publications including Harpers Wine and Spirit.

Available for

Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, Wine courses, Trade/Sommelier training, Public/trade wine shows, Food and wine matching

Other wine work

Wine writing

Specialities

France, Loire, Southwest France, Rhône, Alsace, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, English sparkling wines, Food and Wine Matching, Franciacorta, Burgundy, Portugal, Italy, Tuscany, Piedmont, Sicily, Sherry, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Beaujolais

Qualifications

WSET Certificate and Higher Certificate, WSET Diploma, WSET Assessor (Level 1 – Foundation), Wine Scholar Guild Champagne Master Level (Highest Honours), BIIAB National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders, Member of the Circle of Wine Writers

Company Name

Red White & Rosé

Other Websites

http://yourliquidassets.blogspot.co.uk/, http://heatherdougherty.blogspot.co.uk/

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