Paragraph on my previous life/life before wine rascals: Having been with some of the largest wine importers in the UK selling to the head offices of the top supermarkets, I moved to working for a top producer in Burgundy.  Then I was involved in various start-up roles within the UK wine trade specialising in The On -Trade. For the past 15 years I have been a commission agent, seeking producers who wanted representation and then seeking UK clients for them.

It might surprise you to know: I was once on the national tv programme Ready Steady Cook

What do you want to do when you grow up? I never want to grow up. Just ask my grandkids for confirmation, two hospital operations prove it!

If it’s not wine in your glass, it will be: local bitter