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Silvia Garatti

Silvia Garatti Silvia Garatti is originally from Lake Garda, northern Italy. She has been working as a wine buyer for FortyFive10, a specialised Italian wine company in London, since September…

Sandia Chang

Sandia Chang Chef trained at the internationally recognised Culinary Institute of America in New York, Sandia Chang has since held positions in respected restaurants such as Roganic, where she was…

Ruben Desport

Ruben Desport Originating from Belgium, Ruben Desport’s first foray into wine began as an intern in Monaco with Ducasse Paris at the age of 19. In 2010, he moved to…

Philip Harden MW

Philip Harden MW Following a career in investment banking and then latterly as an investment manager for a family office, Philip Harden MW swapped the financial world for the wine…

Maria Jose Huertas Vega

Maria Jose Huertas Vega Maria Jose Huertas Vega is currently sommelier at the 2 Michelin star La Terraza del Casino, Madrid. She has won numerous sommelier awards including; the 2003…

Julie Chéné Nyheim MW

Julie Chéné Nyheim MW Julie is originally from France, and lived in Morocco, New York, San Francisco, and Montreal before she happily settled down in Oslo, Norway. She holds a…

Julia Lambeth

Julia Lambeth Owner and tutor at South London Wine School, Julia Lambeth runs numerous events every year including casual tastings as well as WSET courses for local enthusiasts and people…

Jeremy Cukierman MW

Jeremy Cukierman MW Jeremy Cukierman MW was born and raised in Paris. After a short experience in advertising agencies, the passion for wine quickly prevailed. Co-Founder of the company Des…

Guillermo Cruz

Guillermo Cruz Guillermo Cruz has been the Head Sommelier at Mugaritz (9th Best Restaurant in the World) since 2012 and he is now the front-of-house manager. Cruz works hand in…

Guillem Kerambrun

Guillem Kerambrun Guillem Kerambrun joined Caprice Holdings & The Birley Clubs in late 2016 as Group Head-Sommelier & Wine Buyer ahead of the opening of Annabel’s at 46 Berkeley Square.…

Frank Roeder MW

Frank Roeder MW Since 1990 Frank Roeder MW has run his own wine business; he founded the wine merchant VIF in Germany, a franchising system with 7 different outlets throughout Germany. In…

Fernando Mora MW

Fernando Mora MW Fernando Mora MW was an engineer working in the automotive and wind industry when he fell in love with wine and did everything within his power to…

Edward Gerard

Edward Gerard Day-to-day Edward Gerard oversees the purchasing and commercial contracts for all Wines, Spirits, Beer and Cigars at Harrods, for both retail departments and the 19 Harrods restaurants in…

Catherine Petrie MW

Catherine Petrie MW Catherine Petrie MW is a buyer for Goedhuis & Co, a fine wine merchant specialising in Burgundy and Bordeaux. She became a Master of Wine in 2017…

Antoine Lehebel

Antoine Lehebel After studying Business in France, Antoine Lehebel moved to London in 2003 where he got bitten by the wine bug while working in an Indian restaurant. After a…

Rosé wine sales

Rosé wine sales spike over bank holiday heatwave Majestic Wine reported a 114% increase in rosé sales over the bank holiday on 7 May, compared to the same period the previous…