Anne is an award-winning Master of Wine, communicator and consultant based in London. Born and brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she then went on to read French and Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After graduating with First Class Honours, Anne moved to London and joined the wine trade, working for businesses as diverse as Mistral Wines, New Zealand Wines, the John Lewis Partnership and the prestigious Berry Bros. & Rudd, where for ten years she was an integral part of the Wine School team.
Whilst at Berry Bros. & Rudd Anne completed her WSET Diploma, winning the Vintners’ Cup & Scholarship for top UK student, and then went on to achieve the highly sought-after Master of Wine qualification, winning three awards in the process including the Bollinger tasting medal and the Wines of Austria prize for top overall candidate.
Anne is one of only 414 Masters of Wine worldwide, of whom 149 are women.
In 2016 Anne established her own consultancy and education business, and has enjoyed a varied and exciting career ever since. Her services range from wine list design and ambassadorial work for brands and wine regions through to wine education at every level.
Beginners can benefit from her 7-Day Online Challenge to become more confident when ordering wine in a restaurant, and WSET Diploma students can benefit from her D3 Online Tasting Workshop, D3 Theory Deep-Dive Sessions and free D3 Success Quizzes as well as from her signature programme Diplomatherapy.
In addition, Anne helps students studying for other WSET levels and is available for private hire for corporate and bespoke wine tastings. She was also Chair of the Institute of Masters of Wine Events Committee from 2020-2023.
In 2021 Anne was added to the Murphia list of influential Irish people in the London hospitality scene. Recent clients have included The Doyle Collection, Sopexa, 67 Pall Mall, the Solicitors’ Wine Society, WSET School London, the Prosecco DOC Consortium, Grande Charte Champagne and Kedge Business School in Bordeaux.
Contact Anne here if you’d like to enquire further about her services.