Expert Biography


Wine educator, Wine Judge, Freelance food and wine writer with a focus on Piemonte, the rest of Italy, Champagne, Burgundy and Grape Spirits.  As a wine educator, I hold regular wine tasting events in London, often pairing food and wine. Tastings for corporate clients include City Women Network, EMEA (European Medical Research Group), the Single Solution, Business Pursuits events company, the U3A.

Food & drink clients have included IDV, Heinz, German Wine Information Service, Wine Education Service, City of London Wine Fair, Tuscan Olive Oil Consortium, Taste of Puglia, Marche Food and Wine UK, Gambero Rosso,  DoctorWine.

Professional information:

-        Member of the Association of Wine Educators (AWE)

-        Member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

-        Panel Judge for IWSC (from 2018) – Italian Wines, Grape Brandies (including Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa)

-        Panel judge IWC (since 2014 )

-        Panel judge, then Chair,  for Quality Drinks Awards (2012-2019 – now obsolete)

-        Judge-wines -  Bellavita Awards (since 2017)

-        Judge for A Glass of Bubbly Awards (since 2017)

-        Judge for Ratafia Awards (since the launch in 2020)

-        Chevalier du Tastevin (Burgundy)

-        Paladino dei Vini di Sicilia

-        Wine and Spirit Education Trust of Great Britain: Diploma in Wine and Spirits

-        Wine & Spirit Education Trust of Great Britain: Certificate in Sake, Part 1

-        Studied for the first part of the Masters of Wine

-        Wine Educator at London School of Economics (LSE), North London University and at Cucina Caldesi Cookery School; two groups in North London


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  • 07774234899
  • Wine Educator; wine judge; wine writer
  • Wine, grape spirits, wine tastings