A unique diversity
Having worked as a sommelier, F & B manager, wine buyer, importer and producer, I offer a unique diversity (an essential attribute that also characterises wine itself) from which my clients can only benefit.
And while diversity defines my work, integrity defines my approach. Naturally understated and diplomatic, I know how to handle the intricacies of liaisons and negotiations, and am appreciated for my uncomplicated approach. I make myself exclusively available to very specific projects – wherever in the world they may take me – and am entrusted by many different clients to deliver hands-on, honest consultancy that can really make a difference.
Ultimately, it means that whether you are a winemaker or importer, and in whichever capacity you choose to hire me, I can apply my rich experience and professional, impartial approach to improve your product, advance your communications and strengthen your success.
My vast experience is increasingly making wine-judging a welcome part of my work. I have been part of the jury for Top 100 South Africa, had the unique privilege of being chosen twice (2011 and 2012) to judge the Royal Adelaide Wine Show in Australia, the Veritas Awards in South Africa, the Decanter World Wine Awards in London, the Argentina Wine Awards in Mendoza and recently chosen as panel chair for the International Wine Challenge (IWC), also in London.
Seminars and public speaking
I aim to be broad in my lecture repertoire and this is especially evident in the lectures I give at the WSET Diploma. Here I cover a range of topics from Australia, New Zealand, South America, North America, South Africa, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, as well as local business. Other lectures and master classes include: The effect of altitude on Malbec in Mendoza (my dissertation topic), Insights into the Nordic markets, The Swedish Wine Market and Sustainibility in the Nordic Markets.