Here are some the services I offer as a Freelance Wine Consultant:
Writer and Media Expert | As a writer and broadcast journalist of over 10 years experience, I am available for commissions. I am an experienced, confident and engaging presenter and can be booked to discuss ‘all things wine’ for seminars, masterclasses and presentations. I have written for many publications, and have worked as a wine expert for BBC radio for over 6 years.
Corporate Consultancy | Over the past 12 years I have both managed and consulted for many award winning wine bars and restaurants. I can help create wine lists and train your staff, and ensure that you get the best supplier introductions. I can help you increase GP and profitability to add value to your business.
Private Consultancy & Cellar Advice | I always have my ear to the ground and my nose in the glass, and am constantly in touch with my industry friends globally – listening, learning and keeping up to date with the latest trends. You can use me for all sorts of guidance – from cellar consultancy and advice on the hottest new (and affordable) wines around, to the inside scoop on small parcels of rare collectable wine. I am totally independent, so there’s no sales pitch or self interest, just honest advice and a chance to make use of my extensive global network of contacts, masters of wine and winemakers.
Wine Judging | I regularly judge at many global wine competitions, including Decanter World Wine Awards and The International Wine Challenge. I am also the President of Latin America’s longest running and most prestigious wine competition, Cata d’Or Wine Awards, held in Chile annually.
Private Tastings | These are offered at your home or at hired venues. These can be as simple and relaxed, or as detailed, geeky and educational as you want – you choose.
Corporate Tastings | These are an excellent team building exercise and should be fun. I have hosted wine events in some spectacular, and bizarre locations. Not only in the UK but further afield, including the French Riviera and South America. I am happy to suggest venues and help organise location hire.
Tour Guide Services | I can organise, host and arrange tours and visits to wine regions around the world. I have specialist knowledge and extensive contacts in the regions of Chile, Argentina, South Africa and France. I am bilingual Spanish, and fluent in French and Portuguese.