AWE Member



Vivienne Franks

MA, Dip WSET
@viviennefranks
London
Web: www.goodwinetours.com
Tel: 020 8958 3319 | Mob:07931 796614 | Fax:0208 958 3319

"Just a short note to say a big 'Thank You' for last night. As I said it was a tribute to you and your relaxed style that you kept the attention of the group. The wines weren't half bad as well!" John B

Vivienne has an MA in French and German. Her background in food buying for a major retailer, led her to develop an interest in wine. This interest grew into what has now become her passion.

She has an enthusiastic approach to organising informative tastings for wine clubs, restaurants and hotels as well as running informal events for private and corporate clients.

Vivienne has travelled extensively throughout the world’s wine regions, recent trips include North and South America, South Africa, Italy and France. Vivienne is a CIVB International Bordeaux Wine Educator, and is a member of the Confrerie des Chevaliers du Tastevin at the Clos de Vougeot in Burgundy.

Vivienne regularly judges for The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and is a Senior Judge for The International Wine Challenge (IWC). She is a Jury Member for Les Grands Concours du Monde in Strasbourg.

Vivienne is a Director and Wine Guide for Good Wine Tours Ltd and regularly leads trips for consumers and private clients.

Vivienne is a WSET Certified Educator and an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She works with restaurant staff and private clients to help them achieve trade qualifications.

Vivienne develops and teaches courses for consumers and runs tastings for The Wine Education Service and for Leiths School of Food and Wine.

She is currently the Hon. Secretary of the Circle of Wine Writers.

Available for

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

Other wine work

Vivienne regularly judges for The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and is a Senior Judge for The International Wine Challenge (IWC). She is a Jury Member for Les Grands Concours du Monde in Strasbourg.

Specialities

Burgundy, Bordeaux, Alsace, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Romania, California, Oregon, Washington State, Virginia, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand.

Qualifications

WSET® Intermediate Certificate 1996; WSET® Advanced Certificate 1996; WSET® Diploma 1998; WSET® Approved Programme Provider; WSET® Certified Educator; BIVB International Bordeaux Wine Educator; Sherry Wine Educator; City & Guilds Certificate in teaching Adult Learners; BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders; Member of the Association of Wine Educators; Committee Member of the Circle of Wine Writers; Associate Member of the Institute of Wines and Spirits

Company Name

Aspects of Wine Limited

Other Websites

http://www.wine-education-service.co.uk

Ask Vivienne Franks about your event