Having spent the early days of my career in the bar and restaurant trade, decided to move into the wine industry and learnt so much already. Usually found with a glass of Guv'nor in hand but partial to a big, oaky chardonnay
I'm an NZ native and grew up in one of the leading wine regions in the country. You'd be forgiven for thinking I just drink our best Sauvignon Blanc! Since joining Majestic less than a year ago my wine knowledge has expanded rapidly as well as my wine cellar. I'm a great believer in thinking if you like it, forget about the label and quaff it! You have nothing to lose except preconceptions.
After a brief spell in Majestic Derby I've come full circle by starting back in Ashbourne where I started my trade. Pretty much into any wines, but have a serious weak spot for big Tuscan reds. Huge fan of real ale and love the local Thornbridge beer we stock. Derby County season ticket holder - so any football chat is also welcomed.
Having spent 9 years choosing, pairing and serving wine in the hospitality trade I finally decided to take the plunge and join Majestic in this past year in order to build on what knowledge I already had. In my time away from store, you'll often find me in as horizontal a position as possible with a glass of something quaffable, beer or wine, anything is fine. On the sofa, or down the local at least. Music, birding, photography and football are also topics I'm always open to discussing.