AWE Member



Pippa Hayward

@pippahayward
Richmond, Surrey

"Her knowledge was extensive and so easy to absorb and her presentation tremendously down-to earth and practical (at the same time being immensely erudite -a lovely and I suspect , rare combination)." Janet Phillips

Pippa’s love affair with wine began when she had to produce a wine list for the restaurant she and her partner were about to open. Not one to take such onerous responsibilities lightly, she tackled the tasks of selection, tasting, research and writing with her customary energy.
Her aim was to create an unstuffy, readable list designed to make it easy for customers to choose and encourage them to venture into unknown vinous territory. The list, coupled with her easy manner with customers, eventually earned her a bottle symbol in The Good Food Guide over several years.
After the restaurant closed she decided to study for the WSET Diploma – encouraged by one of her former wine suppliers.
It was the beginning of a career in wine education which now includes teaching for The Wine Education Service where she is a Senior Tutor, for Citylit Adult Education College in London where she presents all their Wine courses, and tastings for local groups in South West London and beyond .
Mor recently she has developed another aspect of wine education – as a wine guide for Good Wine Tours limited where she creates and leads wine tours to Spain.
She is an accredited Rioja Educator .
She also judges for The International Wine Challenge and the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

She loves sharing her passion and enthusiasm for wine in an accessible, down–to–earth way by giving her students a clear, jargon -free understanding of what has influenced the taste of the wine in their glass.

Pippa particularly enjoys putting together bespoke tastings for special occasions, organising the odd wine quiz and loves any opportunity to sing Sherry’s praises.
As the partner of a great professional chef and in her old role as Sommelier she has extensive experience of pairing food and wine.

Available for

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

Specialities

Spain, Rioja, Galicia, Sherry, Madeira, Rhône, Champagne and Sparkling Wines, Alsace and Languedoc-Roussillon, Portugal, Greece, Grenache, Biodynamic and organic wines, South Africa, Chile, Food & Wine Matching, lesser-known grape varieties and wine-producing regions (championing the underdog) , volcanic wines, the wines of the Mediterranean, Italy including the Veneto, Tuscany, Campania and Sicily

Qualifications

WSET Diploma (Merit) WSET Advanced (Distinction)
Accredited Rioja Educator

Other Websites

http://www.citylit.ac.uk
http://www.goodwinetours.com
http://www.wine-education-service.co.uk

Ask Pippa Hayward about your event