AWE Member
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UK (excl N Ireland)


07930 308 161


Available for

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

Other wine work

Photography and Writing


Sake, Shōchū, Baijiu, Alsace, Italy, Food and Wine Matching, Armagnac, Olive Oil


BSc (Hons) Imperial College, Institute of Marketing Diploma, Market Research Society Diploma, Cordon Bleu Diploma, WSET Diploma, WSET Level 3 Award in Sake, BNIA Armagnac Diploma, WSET Certified Sake Educator, Sake School of America Sake snd Shōchū Adviser, SSAmerica Sake and Shōchū Educator

Company Name

The Larder At 36

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Marie has researched food & drink for 3 decades across 6 continents. Having judged wine and sake for almost 20 years, she is now also very active in sake, including presenting this topic at the 2015 Milan Expo, various Food and Drink Festivals in UK and well as on Zoom. As an educator, writer and photographer, she is a mine of information on food, drink and ingredients of many different regions and cultures—her motto is “introducing you to life at the epicurean edge!”

Marie leads tastings, masterclasses and workshops, and organizes events and tours on wine, sake, armagnac, olive oil, indigenous ingredients and other things gastronomical—covering a range of aspects including appreciation, diversity, culture, history and skills. In addition to her afore-mentioned private work for corporates, clubs/associations individuals and 3rd party training providers she lectures at the university of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy.

Marie judges wine, sake and spirits at the International Wine Challenge and International Wine snd Spirits Competition in London, and wine at competitions in Strasbourg, Berlin, Madrid and Aigle.  She is very active on social media, publishing her writings and her photographs on wine, sake,  food, travel and fly fishing under her “TheLarderAt36” moniker on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as well as her own blog. Marie is currently scoping out a couple of book projects that will integrate aspects of wine, food and travel. She recently won a Guild of Food Writers Futures Bursary to continue research on her book.

As a result of her growing interest in sake over the past few years, Marie won a competitive scholarship in 2015 to research washoku (japanese cuisine), sake making and culture in the Mie Prefecture of Japan. She is a member of the Association of Wine Educators, Circle of Wine Writers, Guild of Food Writers, the British Sake Association, the London Sake Study Group and more recently the Culinary Academy of Japan (London).

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