Let’s get the bragging bit out of the way. We only do this to let you know we are fully qualified to give advice.

Richard Bampfield  MW

Richard demonstrating ‘sabrage’ on a wonderful champagne. Wouldn’t risk trying to get the bottle from him!

Richard spent the first 20 years of his wine career in the commercial arena but eventually realised he got his kicks out of talking about wine rather than selling it. He is now a busy speaker, with a particular expertise in the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and Australia. He is a Master of Wine, (one of only 300 worldwide), ex-Chairman of the Association of Wine Educators and was European Champagne Ambassador 2009. He is also a Panel Chairman at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) where Laura is a senior judge.

Laura Clay

You can tell Laura’s been tasting red wine #blackteeth !

Laura has been buying, tasting and drinking wine for a quarter of a century but her desire to explore the wine world further remains undiminished: her sheer enthusiasm for wine and related subjects has resulted in her becoming a well-known and popular speaker. She educates wine professionals and is highly sought after by wine companies looking for a speaker who can inform, excite and entertain. She is an Accredited Bordeaux Tutor. She is currently Chairman of the Association of Wine Educators, Chairman of the Midland Wine and Spirit Association and was UK Champagne Ambassador in 2010.