About me

I am half-way through the WSET Diploma, done the plod work on spirits, leaving just still wines to work on now, aiming to finish ….., but things have slowed a little as I learn to play the electric guitar. I am not in the trade, so I don’t have that enviable exposure to the business, but do have access to all the trade events.

I started out in the merchant marine, qualifying as ship master,  then hydrographic surveyor. I then moved into consultancy in the oil and gas exploration industry, then back to university for a PhD in satellite navigation systems.  I have been back in the UK for some years now, having previously lived in New Zealand, China and South Africa.  There are few places that I have not been, but my geographic knowledge of the UK is terrible.

From 2018 we now live, on and off for up to 6 months a year, in Capestang in the Hérault departement, so there will be an increase in the number of wines evaluated from the hugely interesting Occitanie region.

1 Response to About me

  1. Linda Devlin says:

    I, too, am half way through the Diploma but Spirits will have to wait as Unit 3 looms.
    Like your site very much and find it really helpful. Cheers.

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