AWE Member

Ashbourne, Derbyshire


UK (excl N Ireland)


01332 824429


07891 823560

Available for

Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, WSET courses, Wine tours

Other wine work

Wine Writing




WSET Diploma, WSET accredited tutor


My wine career began in the late 1980’s. I’d just finished a geography degree and was wondering what line of work to pursue, when I attended a course at Pru Leith’s catering school in London. After my first wine class I was immediately hooked – I knew that I wanted to work with wine; perhaps I’d open a wine bar? I continued with wine and catering courses, but after a spell of working in Bordeaux I was also drawn to vineyard life.
Along the way many other opportunities have opened up and at present I’m teaching WSET courses, running wine tours, hosting private/corporate wine events and writing a monthly wine column for Derbyshire Life & Countryside – still no wine bar, or vineyard, but then who knows what the future holds?

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