1. What is your wine mission?
To connect consumers with wines they will love regardless of price
2. Next big thing in wine?
Wine in can has growth potential, but fine South African could and should be huge
3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?
A South African Chenin Blanc, ideally made by Sebastian Beaumont
4. Music paradise?
Indie folk (Everything but the Girl/ First Aid kit) or Christine and the Queens)
5. Preferred colour?
Wine? I don’t have one
6. Favourite film?
Recently … Judy
7. Fondest vintage?
2015 (I am a Rhone and Burgundy lover)
8. Oak or stainless steel?
9. Best place to eat?
Core by Clare Smyth
10. Food and wine matching purgatory?
Delicate, sweet fish and red wine
11. Guilty food and wine match?
Champagne and Fish and Chips
12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?
13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?
I try not to judge…
14. Most delicious cheese?
Roquefort served with a beautiful Sauternes
15. Inspiring novel?
Oranges are not the Only Fruit
16. Damascene wine moment?
My first bottle of Vosne-Romanée with my future wife in Mistral, Boston USA
17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?
Probably Finca Sophenia, Tupungato Argentina (the view of the Andes is amazing)
18. Ideal last sip?
Vosne-Romanée Malconsorts 1er Cru Dom, Sylvian Cathiard 2005
19. Next place to visit?
20. Best advice?
Trust your ability