Tasting and sampling wines, talking to winemakers and vineyard owners, discovering new wines that is the joy of the wine merchant/importer.
Nigel has 30 years experience involving all aspects of this trade from selection and blending to shipping, wholesaling and retailing. Annually visiting the classic vineyards of Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Spain, Italy and Portugal, he deals with producers he trusts that year after year create the best possible wines reflecting the terroir and vintage.
Now he enjoys passing on this knowledge to a wider audience. He offers an individual view reflecting his ethos that facts and figures are important but to really enjoy wine you must absorb the history and romance and people that have come together to create a certain wine.
In an absorbing presentation that includes personal anecdotes, humour and a professional insight he is able to encourage wine drinkers of all persuasions to gain greater enjoyment from every glass of wine.