Wine teaching is John’s parallel career to his work as a professional actor- a factor which impinges naturally on his lively and stimulating tastings and lectures. He is often accused of being ‘passionate’ about the subject!
No matter the theme, the end objective in view is greater confidence both in tasting and in choosing wine, and enhancing the pleasures of the table by matching it successfully with food.
An earlier part of his career found him regularly lecturing on wine to captive (nonetheless willing) audiences on cruise ships!
John is also an enthusiastic domestic cook, having recently published ‘Dog’s Dinners’ – (Fantom Publishing) a lifetime’s collection of favourite recipes. Some years ago he won “A Taste of Italy” competition run by the BBC in conjuction with Zanussi, judged by leading Italian chef/food writer Antonio Carluccio.
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, Wine courses, Food and wine matching, After dinner speaking
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Food and Wine Matching
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