Over the last 10 years English and Welsh Wine has started to gain national and international fame, with the accolades to match. Our aim is to spread the word and to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience what this country has to offer.
We will be working closely with English and Welsh producers with the aim of sourcing quality, unique and up and coming wines from the country's best and most exciting producers. Our goal is to provide light hearted and informative producer profiles, easy going tasting notes and a general background into the industry on our home turf. Through corporate events, home tastings and promotional social media, we will make this exciting industry accessible to all.
Coming from three different backgrounds within the industry, we offer a unique and experienced perspective. We share a devoted passion for all things wine and from this came the idea of the English Wine Movement.
Tommy has come from a production focused side of the industry. Working his way up from a general cellar hand to the Assistant Head Winemaker at a top producer, he can offer behind the scenes knowledge and experience from the five harvests he has under his belt. Always networking at events and competitions, he has built valuable relationships with some of the country's best wine makers.
Having spent the last few years working as a Sommelier overseas, Tom returned to England and was immediately impressed with the quality of wine being produced on our own soil. Splitting time between the restaurant floor at 2* Gidleigh Park as a Sommelier and working closely with an English Wine producer, Tom has developed a greater knowledge of the production side of the industry.
For the last three years, Josh has worked for an English Wine producer focusing on cellar door sales, in-depth tastings and tours of the vineyard and winery. Most recently, Josh has dabbled in the more 'hands-on' side of wine production - putting up with bee-stings whilst picking Madeleine Angevine and punching down Pinot Noir.