1. What is your wine mission?
To democratise the wine world and take away the perceived stuffiness
2. Next big thing in wine?
Bulk wine and canned wines: like it or not it’s coming.
3. Your ‘go to’ glass after a hard day?
White Rhone: anytime of day!
4. Music paradise?
Deep Purple (Ozzy Shiraz)
5. Preferred colour?
6. Favourite film?
Eat, Drink, Man, Woman by Ang Lee
7. Fondest vintage?
1990, very special in many ways
8. Oak or stainless steel?
Oak in moderation
9. Best place to eat?
At home! But Caractère in Notting Hill is close second
10. Food and wine matching purgatory?
Red wine and caviar, please never again!
11. Guilty food and wine match?
Roquefort, Baragnaudes and Yquem!
12. Favourite wine writer (apart from yourself)?
13. Wine ‘fad’ irritation?
Poncey OTT Champagne service, glass and bottle raised up in the air does nothing but annoy the hell out of me… Just pour!
14. Most delicious cheese?
4 week old Pelardon des Cevennes. Not one week less or more!
15. Inspiring novel?
No time to read novels sorry
16. Damascene wine moment?
Tasted on old rosé from Tavel. Who said Rosé can’t age?
17. Most beautiful vineyard in the world?
Klein Constantia, South Africa. Breathtaking views from the top of the hill. The air is clean and chilled from the ocean.
18. Ideal last sip?
Vintage champagne, probably Pol Roger, Winston Churchill but not fussy
19. Next place to visit?
20. Best advice?
Life is too short to drink bad wine