Ronan Sayburn MS

Decanter Magazine, Wine Writer & Master Sommelier

Ronan Sayburn MS holds the position of Chief Operations Officer for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ European chapter.  He runs his own consultancy and wine training company – The RS Wine Academy, specialising in managing private portfolios, wine training to the trade and public and wine events. He is a Master Sommelier, previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition and competed twice representing the UK in the European Sommelier Competition.He is also Head of Wine for a private members’ club in St James, specialising in fine wines, known as 67 Pall Mall, which has a collection of close to 5,000 references by the bottle and 500 wines by the glass. He stepped into the role of Regional Chair for USA at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards, he first judged the competition in 2004.