Ronan Sayburn MS is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Ronan Sayburn MS
Over his 20 years in the wine business, Ronan Sayburn MS has worked with wine merchant OW Loeb, was sommelier at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Pied à Terre, and was executive head sommelier for the Gordon Ramsay restaurant group for eight years.
First a DWWA judge in 2004, he was also the director of wines and spirits for the Hotel du Vin group as well as head of wines for the prestigious Dorchester Collection UK.
A previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, and ex-head of wine at 67 Pall Mall in London, at present he is CEO for the Court of Master Sommeliers European chapter, and runs his own consultancy, RS Wine Academy, a consultancy specialising in managing private portfolios, wine events and wine training for the trade and public.
When not drinking wine Ronan runs marathons, can be found deep diving shipwrecks from the south coast of England or travelling the vineyards of the world.
For the 2021 DWWA competition, Ronan was appointed Acting Co-Chair, and held a permanent role since DWWA 2022 as the competition’s fourth Co-Chair.