Marie has researched food & drink for 3 decades across 6 continents. Having judged wine for 10+ years, she is now also very active in sake, including presenting this topic at the 2015 Milan Expo. As an educator, writer and photographer, she is a mine of information on food, drink and ingredients of many different regions and cultures—her motto is “introducing you to life at the epicurean edge!”
Marie leads tastings, masterclasses and workshops, and organizes events and tours on wine, sake, armagnac, olive oil, indigenous ingredients and other things gastronomical—covering a range of aspects including appreciation, diversity, culture, history and skills. In addition to her afore-mentioned private work for corporates, clubs/associations, individuals and 3rd party training providers, Marie has conducted public seminars at the Abergavenny Food Festival, lectured at the Institute of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy and presented at the 2015 Milan Expo Slow Food Pavilion.
Marie judges wine and sake at the International Wine Challenge in London, and wine at the Concours du Monde competition in Strasbourg. She is very active on social media, publishing her writings and her photographs on wine, sake, food, travel and fly fishing under her “TheLarderAt36” moniker on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as her own blog. Marie is currently scoping out a couple of book projects that will integrate aspects of wine, food and travel.
As a result of her growing interest in sake over the past few years, Marie won a competitive scholarship in 2015 to research washoku (japanese cuisine), sake making and culture in the Mie Prefecture of Japan. She is a member of the Association of Wine Educators, the British Sake Association, the London Sake Study Group and more recently the Culinary Academy of Japan (London).
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, Wine courses, Public/trade wine shows, Food and wine matching, After dinner speaking, Wine tours
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Photography and Writing
Sake, Alsace, Italy, Food and Wine Matching, Armagnac, Olive Oil
BSc (Hons) Imperial College, Institute of Marketing Diploma, Market Research Society Diploma, Cordon Bleu Diploma, WSET Diploma, WSET Level 3 Award in Sake, BNIA Armagnac Diploma, WSET Certified Sake Educator
The Larder At 36