Keith is a very experienced and hugely popular wine tutor and presenter. He was one of the founder members of the Association of Wine Educators.
His style is light-hearted, humorous and sometimes irreverent. He is always in high demand for tutored tastings for wine societies and corporate clients who are often amazed at the amount of information presented so passionately in such an entertaining manner. However, Keith is also well qualified in matters of education, including a Masters that involved research into aspects of quality and learning environments in adult education and training.
He is particularly knowledgeable about the wines of Bordeaux, Germany and South Africa. He leads tour groups of trade and consumers to these vineyard regions, with the accent on education, enjoyment and cultural experience.
Keith’s latest book is ‘Wine Production and Quality’ (co-author Hazel Tattersall) which won the Gourmand Award for Best Wine Book in the World for Professionals. Other books include ‘Wine Production – Vine to Bottle’ (co-author Hazel Tattersall) and ‘Wine Quality – Tasting and Selection’, which won the Gourmand Award for Best Wine Education Book in the World. He is a contributor, on topics of wine technology, to several other books. Keith travels extensively throughout the old and new worlds and is consultant winemaker at Château St Hilarion in Cyprus and the Santa Winery at Karakoç in Thrace.
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, WSET courses, Trade/Sommelier training, After dinner speaking, Wine tours
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South Africa, Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Germany , Wine Technology
MA Ed, C&G 7307, AVA, WSET Diploma – Scholarship Winner, AIWS, WSET Certified Educator, Member of Circle of Wine Writers, Accredited International Bordeaux Educator, Certified Sherry Educator. Winner: Best Wine Education Book in The World Award. Winner: Best Wine Book for Professionals.