Laura has worked very happily in the wine trade for almost 25 years. The last 10 have been her most enjoyable spent as a freelance writer, educator, presenter and guide. She holds the WSET Diploma, is an Accredited Bordeaux tutor and is UK Champagne Ambassador 2010. A fluent French speaker, having spent some of her childhood in Burgundy, Laura is a self-confessed Francophile – and that goes for the food, the people, the country as well as the wine! Champagne is her great passion and pleasure.
She began working in the wine industry in 1988 with Hallgartens importer, then worked for a local wholesaler supplying restaurants – working in all aspects of the business: selling, buying, marketing, training staff. Laura have been freelance for over 10 years focussing on tastings, dinners and trips as well as cellar advice and valuations and a spot of writing.
She is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, Honorary Secretary of the Association of Wine Educators, Vice-Chairman of the Midland Wine and Spirit Association and works closely with many Grandes Marques, including Taittinger and Veuve Clicquot, as well as several independent growers.