About Me

Following 18 years in the Telecommunications industry I decided to blend my work with my passion and have never looked back!

I’ve been writing about wine (especially Champagne) for several years now, and supported this by completing many of the qualifications available through the WSET.  I’m currently finishing my L4 Diploma, as well as having the L2 in Spirits & Cocktails and the L1 in Sake.

I regularly pick grapes at several vineyards in the southern UK, as well as growing 3 varieties of my own, which allows me to get up close and personal with the finer details of wine-making at the mercy of the changeable UK weather.

I love to write and aspire to educate, and what you’ll find on my site is a myriad of wine history, wine experience, wine learning and wine learning technique.  I’m truly fascinated by the endless scale for the better understanding of, not just the vines, but also geography, topography, irrigation techniques, and much much more.

I hope you find something that interests you – please do get in touch with me via the many options throughout the site (Facebook, Twitter, email etc) and let me know what you think or what you’d like to see.

I’ve been lucky enough to study under several Masters of Wine, and write regular wine columns for both The Ocelot and Epicure.  I also blog for Aldi, Laithwaites and other supermarket retailers about their latest releases as well as filling the under-nourished niche of wine history from the late 1800’s to the early 21st century.

Check out the links on the right-hand side of the screen to guide you to all the latest content.


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