Richard has two mottoes in life - “A day without wine is like a day without sunshine” and "Life is too short to drink bad wine".
He is an experienced and enthusiastic wine educator with a knowledge of wine stretching back over 40 years.
He holds the WSET Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Richard specialises in wines from Champagne, The Rhône Valley, Spain, Italy, Sicily, and the New World - particularly Chile, Argentina, Mexico,
Brazil, New Zealand, Turkey, The Lebanon and Australia.
He has visited many vineyards and wineries particularly in Turkey, France (Burgundy, The Rhône, and Champagne), the USA (Napa and Sonoma Valleys, Texas, Florida), Spain (Rioja and Penedès), Sicily, England, South
Africa and even Namibia, and attends numerous tastings annually to maintain and improve his knowledge of the world wine
His main area of activity is tutoring wine clubs and societies, and other corporate and consumer groups.
Richard is absolutely passionate about
wine, and this shows in his presentations. He is a member of the committee of a local wine club of which he has been a member for over 20 years.