AWE Member



UK (excl N Ireland)


01434 676852


07740 872315


Available for

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

Other wine work

Customised professional training, wine writing and broadcasting


France, especially Burgundy, Champagne, Alsace and South West France, Organic/biodynamic viticulture


WSET Diploma (Honours)
MW Student (passed theory exam in 2013), winner of Champagne Trinity and AXA Millesimes Scholarships.
Member of the Circle of Wine Writers

Company Name

Vine Visit Ltd

Other Websites


Helen has over twenty five years’ experience of wine education. She offers a wide range of courses, including WSET, tastings in the North East and further afield and wine holidays in Europe and beyond.

Although she has a special knowledge of France, she maintains a very broad-based interest in all aspects of the world of wine.

She is happy to travel to other parts of the UK and abroad to lecture and to conduct tastings, seminars and specialised training events.

As a wine writer, she has regular columns in the Newcastle Journal’s Culture Magazine and the Hexham Courant, contributes to a number of other publications and broadcasts from time to time on BBC local radio.

She has professional background in adult learning and speaks fluent French.

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