My professional experience in wine and tourism has been long and varied and has included, amongst others, working as a wine buyer and sommelier for boutique hotels, establishing wine lists for restaurants, a specialised wine tour guide guide for luxury hotel barges, a « wine hunter » for Scandinavian importers as well as organising and conducting wine-tastings for private individuals and Wine Clubs in the UK, France, Germany and Holland. Amongst others, my professional training includes « Perfecting tasting techniques » at the wine university of Suze-la-Rousse and the WSET level 3 course. In 2017 I created the Grapes & Corks wine tour company so that clients could visit and buy the wines of Burgundy & the Central Loire Valley.
As a compliment to my experience in the field of wine I am also a fully qualified TEFL teacher and have taught English for many years. Although my teaching background covers most aspects of Language Training, I specialised in Business English at the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce in Paris where I prepared students for their prestigious exams.
English for the Vineyard & Winery is an English course focused on getting students speaking English about a variety of topics related to the tasks required by staff working in a vineyard and/or winery
This online English course focuses on getting students speaking English about a variety of topics related to the tasks required by staff working in a winery shop and/or tasting facility.