Emma is a long time wine lover and by some turn of good fortune managed to turn her passion into her career.
She recently qualified as a Master of Wine, the qualification known to be the toughest in the wine world. Want to annoy her? Ask if that’s the same as being a sommelier! (It’s not). As her day job she’s a wine buyer at Marks and Spencer, covering South America, Italy, Bordeaux, Burgundy and a few others. Any view she expresses on 52 grapes are entirely her own, and not those of her employer.
Andy is a long time booze enthusiast with a spirits cabinet to rival Emma’s wine collection, due to an unhealthy habit of not being able to ignore a duty free deal. Yes, I do need another litre of Tanqueray, it’s only 12 quid!
He’s about to embark on WSET level 2, and hoping that this extra curricular activity somehow gets bonus marks.