Ronan Sayburn MS will take up the role of Regional Chair for Alsace at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2020.
Ronan Sayburn MS
Ronan Sayburn MS was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and has been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years. His previous experience includes Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Pied à Terre and wine merchant OW Loeb.
He worked for the Gordon Ramsay group as executive head sommelier for eight years, mainly in the Michelin three-star Royal Hospital Road, and created the wine lists and trained wine service teams for Claridge’s, The Connaught, The Savoy, Boxwood Café and Maze. Sayburn was also the Director of Wines and Spirits for the Hotel du Vin group as well as being Head of Wines for the prestigious Dorchester Collection UK.
He is a previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, and at present he is CEO for the Court of Master Sommeliers European chapter.
Currently head of wine at 67 Pall Mall, he also runs his own 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.
Ronan Sayburn MS was first a DWWA judge in 2004.