I am an accredited Beer Sommelier, with a history of working in the beer and hospitality industry for over 20 years.
Currently I am Operations Manager, Beer & Cider Buyer for Euroboozer. Previously I was Operations Director and Buyer for Borough Wines where I was also in charge of the Brewery Below nano brewery, a project I oversaw in a disused bank vault on the Essex Road in Islington. Prior to that I worked in pubs for over half of my life. My passion for food and drink came from working in this vibrant industry.
I recently wrote a graphic book about beer and brewing BREW for Ammonite Press. I write mainly about beer, cider, food and drink pairing both here on my blog and for trade publications. I have judged at the The Beer Marketing Awards, World Beer Awards & The International Beer Challenge, The International Cider Challenge and am a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers.
In 2017 & 18 I was asked to help curate Pub17 & Pub18’s Beer Writers Bar and was priviledged to be Imbibe Live’s Beer Ambassador for 2017, 18 and 19. I have hosted many food and drink pairing evenings including Beer vs Wine and Cider vs Wine at The Thatchers Arms Mount Bures and The Bull Highgate. I also helped pair the beers for The British Guild of Beer Writers awards dinners from 2012 to 2015 as well as hosting the first Beer & Food Matching evening for Galvin Restaurants Cafe a Vin.