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 am UK Champagne Ambassador 2018 and hold the Champagne Master Level qualification from the Wine Scholar Guild. I am also one of three Certified Rhône educators in the UK. Outside France I am a Certified Rioja educator.
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 Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine and Spirit Competition, I also enjoy writing about wine – especially of the sparkling variety.
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, Trade/Sommelier training, Public/trade wine shows, Food and wine matching
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France, Loire, Southwest France, Rhône, Champagne, Sparkling Wines, English sparkling wines, Food and Wine Matching, Franciacorta, Sicily, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, Beaujolais
WSET Certificate and Higher Certificate, WSET Diploma, WSET Assessor (Level 1 – Foundation), Wine Scholar Guild Champagne Master Level (Highest Honours), Certified Rhône Educator, Certified Rioja Educator, Member of the Circle of Wine Writers, UK Champagne Ambassador 2018, BIIAB National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
Red White & Rosé