Sandy’s first career was as a training and development manager in a multi-national corporation. In 1994, feeling the need for a change of direction, he harnessed a life-long passion for wine to launch a second career as a wine educator.
The wine school, which Sandy now manages with business partner Malcolm Franks, is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. Trading as The Wine Education Service Limited, it runs a wide ranges of courses and events for wine lovers. Courses are designed to suit all levels of knowledge and are delivered in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There are six venues in London and regional centres in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Manchester. In addition, there are wine workshops, tutored wine tastings, wine tours and holidays. The Wine Education Service can specifically tailor-make any event for a client.
In his own capacity, Sandy tutors wine tastings for private clients and wine clubs. Alsace, Burgundy, Rhône, Languedoc, California, New Zealand and vertical tastings of Château de Beaucastel, Château Cissac, Mas de Daumas Gassac and Château Musar are some of his specialities.
Sandy joined the Association of Wine Educators in 1997 and is a former Treasurer and Council Member. He is a judge at the International Wine Challenge.
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, WSET courses, Food and wine matching, Wine tours
Alsace, Burgundy, Rhône, Languedoc-Roussillon, California, Australia, New Zealand
The Wine Education Service Limited