Wine & Cheese Tasting

Wine & Cheese Tasting from Emerging Vines…

Coming from three different backgrounds within the industry, our English wine experts offer a unique and experienced perspective of English Wine. They share a devoted passion for all things wine and from this came the idea of the English Wine Movement.

Tommy is currently Head Winemaker for the reputable Dorset based producer, Langham Wine Estate. Prior to this, he spent over 5 years working for Sharpham Vineyard in Devon as the Assistant Winemaker there. His job focuses heavily on the operation of all aspects of the winery from pressing the grapes to the tasting and blending of wine as well as bottling, labelling and disgorging. His experience in wine production is something that he loves to share and he is always eager to learn more from some top winemakers. Tommy has attained his WSET level 3, regularly carries out public tastings and judges for the Independent English Wine Awards.

Tom has come from a hospitality background having spent the last five years working as a Sommelier in Australia, France and UK and most recently in a two Michelin star environment. Tom has great tasting experience and a broad knowledge of the industry having taken his work abroad. He has worked under experienced head Somms and stepped up to lead wine programs himself. His role focused on serving, selling, sourcing and storing fine wine, visiting producers, curating wine lists and driving wine sales at all times. Tom now splits his time between the restaurant floor and his role as sales, retail and marketing manager for an English producer. Tom’s role is to drive online and cellar door sales, to operate and coordinate tastings, to plan and host special events and to promote the brand. Most recently he has been putting his efforts into the re-branding of their current range. Tom has also judged on the panel for the IEWA awards and has consulted on wine lists for other restaurants.

For the last four years, Josh has worked for an English Wine producer focusing on cellar door sales, in-depth tastings and tours of the vineyard and winery. Most recently, Josh has dabbled in the more ‘hands-on’ side of wine production – putting up with bee-stings whilst picking Madeleine Angevine and punching down Pinot Noir. As our social media guru, Josh’s social media management skills have proved very useful. His talent in online marketing has resulted in our rapid growth and increased audience reach.

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