Work With Me
Writing, Editing, Sub-Editing & Copywriting
From blogs to trade magazines, and from consumer-focused to academic publications, I benefit from a wide range of writing experiences meaning I can easily cater to all writing and copywriting needs to support your publication or brand.
A list of the consumer and trade publications I currently contribute is available on my portfolio page.
Past and present copywriting clients include Edrington; CGA/NielsenIQ
Past and present book publishers include ABC-Clio (USA); Newton & Compton (Italy); and Patron (Italy)
Alongside my writing, I also offer photography services. Please visit my photography portfolio page to get an idea of what I shoot and of my style.
My photography is generally tied to my writing, but I'm always open to photography specific commissions.
If you like to discuss a potential commission, please do get in touch.
Judging & Tasting
My nose has been sniffing fermented and distilled liquids for nearly 15 years. So if you need to evaluate a product, revise a recipe or judge a competition, my nostrils could come in handy indeed.
Competitions I have judged or currently judge include: Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Sommelier Wine Awards, Best UK Sommelier (UK Sommelier Association), Glass of Bubbly Awards, Rosé Selection, International Beer Challenge, Global Beer Competition, London Beer Competition, Craft Beer Marketing Awards, World Beer Awards, SIBA Digital Beer Awards, SIBA Independent Beer Awards, SIBA Business Awards
I judge competitions because I believe that the drinks trade needs them. But I'm also fully aware that most constitute a significant revenue stream for the organiser so I expect my judging work to be paid. Where that's not the case, I am open to offer my judging services in the following circumstance:
It's a charitable initiative and/or run by a non-profit organisation
It's a commercial competition, but offers judges clear professional benefits (e.g. it involves a paid trip to a region I wouldn't be able to visit otherwise; unique educational activities; unique networking opportunities; paid writing opportunities)
Events, Tastings, Tours
Are you planning a winery, distillery or brewery tour? Do you like to offer friends or clients a unique tasting experience?
Whether for leisure or for business, I'd love to support you organise and/or run your event. Events are fun and engaging and I'm always keen to enthuse people about the amazing world of wine, beer and spirits.
Don't quite know what tasting format you should go for? Worry not, just drop me a line.
Past and present clients incluide the Hampshire Wine School; the Surrey Wine School; Limewood Group; Village Hotels; The University of Southampton Wine Club; Associazione Degustatori Birra; Beers from Italy; Birra Nostra; SIBA; Imbibe Magazine; and numerous private clients.
Need to study the Italian rosé market, or get an idea of how your new lager might do in Spain? Let me stick my nose into it for you!
Past and present clients include Canvas8; Hue & Cry; Boston Analytics.
PR & Marketing Opportunities
I am happy to receive information on any relevant clients, products or services that you are working with. I'm also open to events and press trips. If you would like your client to be considered, just drop me a line through the contact page.
Relevant clients, products and services include:
Wine, wineries, winemakers, wine merchants, wine businesses, wine accessories
Beer, breweries, brewers, beer distributors, beer accessories
Premium spirits, cocktails, no and low alcohol drinks, liqueurs
Restaurants, bars, pubs, hospitality figures
Food or drinks related travel, services and publications/books
Please note that I receive a very high volume of press releases so I can't respond to everyone who gets in touch, but I always do my best. If you don't hear from me within a reasonable amount of time, your client might not be relevant at this time, but please do keep me posted on future news, events, or launches as there might be something of interest in the future.