Education, Training & Wine Courses
I love teaching. The more you know, the more you know you don’t know, but as a beginner knowing where and how to start can be difficult. I get a kick out of imparting my knowledge and love of wine and I aim to make each and every lesson accessible.
Whether it’s a group of friends out for a night of fun, aficionados hoping to extend their knowledge at a more serious tutored tasting, or professionals wanting to extend their specialist knowledge, I really enjoy sharing my expertise and passion.
I conduct tutored tastings and seminars for consumers and wine lovers and run 'How to Taste' Courses. I taught the Christie's Wine Course for many years, focusing on Champagne & Sparkling Wines, Bordeaux, Burgundy & the Mediterranean sessions.
The complexity of wine can be overwhelming, even for experienced professionals. I regularly conduct industry leading seminars with a regional or generic focus at consumer and trade shows, in the UK and abroad, including at the Restaurant Show, at SIT and many others.
If you seek individual tuition, need some help preparing for exams, whether the WSET Diploma or the Master of Wine, I can help. I am experienced in coaching people to enter these exams successfully and can teach individuals or small groups
Confident staff, able to talk knowledgeably about the wines you offer, will sell them more effectively. I can create bespoke training courses, ongoing training programmes or one-off wine workshops, for all levels of staff, in line with your business needs and working with the wines you sell and your food menu, either on or off site. As an Approved Programme Provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, I offer structured and certified courses, from Level 1 to Level 3.
I have taught individual classes and courses for
Christie's Wine Course, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Sommelier Classes for the Sherry Institute and Wines of Spain, the London Restaurant Show, the London Wine Show, Vini Italiani and the London Wine Trade Fair.