Wine guru, writer & presenter
It all began when a passion for wine was sparked at University where running the student Wine Circle went glass in hand with my studies in English Literature.
Launching into the wine trade on graduation I’ve shared my infectious enthusiasm for wine with customers, colleagues and friends through many and varied roles, including buying and blending wine for major retailers, managing a fine wine merchant, leading the wine courses at Leith’s School of Food & Wine, writing blogs and articles, judging at international wine competitions, presenting at corporate and consumer events and being actively involved in wine education.
In 1991 I passed the arduous exams to become a Master of Wine – a qualification so exclusive that more people have gone into Space than have become MW’s.
After a decade of creating award-winning wines for Asda and accepting the accolade of Decanter Wine Supermarket of the Year 2015 on their behalf, I have returned to my first love, writing. I am now the Wine Editor of Good Things Magazine where I am championing quality and provenance in the world of wine. I also bring a lifetime of expertise to my freelance consulting work and a huge sense of fun to my informative and unstuffy tasting events.