Currently Operations Manager, Beer & Spirits Buyer for Borough Wines & Beers. I am also in charge of our Brewery Below nano brewery in our disused bank vault on the Essex Road in Islington. I previously 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 I was asked to help curate Pub17’s Beer Writers Bar and to be Imbibe Live’s Beer Ambassador. 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 have also helped pair the beers for The British Guild of Beer Writers awards dinners since 2012 as well as hosting the first Beer & Food Matching evening for Galvin Restaurants Cafe a Vin.