For over 10 years I have honed my expertise while enjoying a diverse range of responsibilities including as Head Sommelier at first-class London establishments, advising top hotels and restaurants on wines for their list, writing the book series, Every Wine Tells a Story, contributing articles to several online publications, and judging international wine competitions.

What has become clearly apparent to me after having spent many years as a sommelier and writer, traveling and talking to people who enjoy wine, is that most people find it very difficult to understand the nuances, complexities and quirks of all the different aspects of wine.

I’m convinced there is an undeniable gap in the way people learn about wine.

I’m here to help you learn in a fun, stress-free, down-to-earth way so you have a better experience of wine – from thinking about what to buy, choosing in a shop, storing, opening, serving, giving, pairing and enjoying! I will give you the tools and insight you need to expand your understanding and enjoyment of wine.

My certifications include a Diploma and Certified Educator from the world-renowned Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). I’m also accredited by the Society of Wine Educators as a Certified Specialist of Wine.

A bottle of wine is often shared with the ones we care most about in life and has the ability to enhance a moment, a meal or special occasion and create a memory of a lifetime, is why I’m so passionate about wine.

I’d love to hear from you and answer your questions, so please get in touch via email, Twitter, Facebook or commenting here on the site. Thanks!

Tara

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