Meet Our Wine Experts
Benedict is a certified wine expert that holds a Dip WSET qualification. He has provided tastings for a number of high profile clients, including Microsoft Chief of Staff Lillian Hiscox, Salesforce Senior Enterprise Account Executive Rachel Torell and many more.
Benedict has redesigned wine tasting to be engaging, boozy and educational. He brings quality wines from small producers, talks you through styles, flavours and winemaking and teach you how to open a bottle of fizz with an axe, spatula or even a spoon!
Penny first got involved in wine when her father started making it from local fruit, and fermenting it in large jars in the airing cupboard!
From there, she progressed to living and working with a Spanish Cava producing family near Barcelona. To this day, when asked, and even when not, she will wax lyrical about the merits of Cava over other sparkling wines - with the exception of Digby of course!
Penny has worked in many different product fields, with quality being her main focus, and creating the best offer for the consumer, with that something extra! Recently she has been working with some of our supplier wineries to prepare tours and special events which we will offer our customers.
At the moment, having recently returned from a trip to a winery in Tuscany, Italian wines are featuring heavily in her wine rack and on her dinner table!
Wine and Cheese Tasting Expert
After leaving corporate life in the wine industry, Steve Parker opened an award-winning cheese shop, delicatessen and wine bar in South West London.
He has judged national and international food and drink competitions, including the World Cheese Awards, the British Cheese Awards and the Independent Wine Merchant Awards, and has featured in industry publications including Speciality Food Magazine, Wine Merchant, Decanter and Off Licence News.
He now organises corporate and private food and drink tasting events and is a professional speaker on his favourite subjects of cheese and wine as well as an author on these subjects.
Wine and Champagne Expert
Jamie loves his wines and champagnes and holds a WSET 3 qualification, and is currently taking his WSETdip.
Jamie aims to provide some of the best wines that he thinks are available: hard to find champagnes from artisanal growers, as well as wines that he actually knows are good, and are not only technically great, but ones that he genuinely loves too. His simple promise is that he wouldn't sell any wine that he wouldn't be delighted to drink himself.
As well as being motivated by his love of wine and champagnes, Jamie is driven by the opportunity to work alongside his dog, Henry!