AWE Member

Leamington Spa


UK (excl N Ireland)


+44 (0)7880 796786 (UK) and +33 (0)6 42 33 34 09 (Fr)


Available for

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


Food & Wine Matching


WSET Diploma
Sud de France Languedoc-Rousillon Masters Certificate

Company Name

Vin en Vacances

Other Websites


15 years ago I enrolled on a wine appreciation course not realising what a fascinating subject it was and soon I was hooked. Four years later I graduated with a WSET Diploma and became a wine teacher. I wanted to bring this fascinating subject to others and demolish the snobbish image of wine tasting.
So in 2004 I started a wine education business called The Wine Wise Company based in the Midlands and for 5 years I worked as an associate lecturer at University College Birmingham where I ran wine appreciation and WSET courses up to Advanced level.
4 years ago I decided to spend more time in France in order to concentrate on the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region. I began a vineyard tour business called Vin en Vacances which is based close to Carcassonne and within easy reach of a number of the major appellations. From here I run day tours for holidaymakers and long weekends for those who want to learn more about the wines of this region.
I have now written a book about the wines of the Languedoc-Rousillon. It’s a book for anyone who wants to know more about this fascinating up and coming wine region and contains details of all 49 appellations.
I love to teach people about wine and I am told that my hallmark is my enthusiasm and depth of knowledge of the subject of wine delivered in a friendly and fun way with no wine snobbery in sight!

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