AWE Member
Location

Edinburgh

Country

UK (excl N Ireland)

Telephone

441334870731

Mobile

447984893138

Website

http://www.rosemurraybrown.com

Available for

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

Other wine work

Wine Columnist for The Scotsman, Bespoke Wine Tours, Team Building, Charity Wine Fair Organiser

Specialities

France, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Emerging Wine Countries (India, China), Sherry

Qualifications

Master of Wine, WSET Diploma Scholarship winner

Company Name

Rose Murray Brown Masterclass

Experience

Rose is one of only 408 qualified Masters of Wine worldwide. She is the only Master of Wine based in Scotland offering wine tastings, virtual online tastings and corporate entertainment events.

She runs her own wine school in Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews offering wine tastings and masterclasses for beginners to advanced level (online virtual tastings) – and fine wine dinners held in Scotland’s top restaurants. Her wine school was rated as Scotland’s best in the Top Ten places to learn about wine in the UK (Jonathan Ray in The Telegraph). She is renowned for her fun relaxed and very lively presentation style.

She also travels throughout the UK hosting corporate entertainment events and team building days for blue chip companies catering for up to 500 delegates – and is a popular guest speaker for conference interludes, charity lunches and corporate dinners.

Rose is an award winning journalist – she has written a drinks column for The Scotsman newspaper for the past 26 years – and also contributes to international magazines and national newspapers. She is a past winner of the Glenfiddich writing award and finalist for Harpers Summit French Wine Critic and Champagne Louis Roederer writing awards. She is currently the wine expert for BBC Radio Scotland Kitchen Cafe programme and has presented a 13 part series on food and wine for Tyne Tees Television. Rose also works as a wine judge in international wine competitions from China to Chile.

As a great lover of travel – Rose fell in love with wine whilst studying Italian in Perugia during her university holidays. After graduating from St Andrews University, she returned to Italy to work for several Tuscan wine estates and then worked in London as a wine expert for Sotheby’s auctioneers in their wine department – which gave her a great grounding in the classics.

Rose now personally organises and hosts her own wine tours abroad. Her forthcoming tours will be to South Africa, Austria, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Burgundy and Bordeaux. She also hosts bespoke private and corporate wine tours for companies entertaining their clients abroad.

In her spare time, Rose is also an active charity fundraiser. She created the Comic Relief Wine Fair in 2003. This popular wine fair is held bi-annually in central Edinburgh to help raise funds for Wine Relief (an official part of Comic Relief) with over 400 people attending each fair to taste the new Wine Relief selections from supermarkets, high street and independent merchants – and has so far raised over £30,000 for Comic Relief.

Rose is also a member of the Institute of Masters of Wine and Circle of Wine Writers.


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