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My latest article for The Drinks Business: 'Think Oregon, Drink Pinot'. I love the wines from this region so much! http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2013/11/think-oregon-drink-pinot/
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Having returned recently from Sicily, I can confirm Mount Etna's wine revolution is well under way - read about it here in my article for The Drinks Business.
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Are you interesting in knowing more about sweet wines? Check out this article which I wrote for Great British Chefs which features some great wine matches for desserts from Marcus Wareing, Richard Corrigan and Nathan Outlaw, to name but a few! 
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To celebrate the Nose-to-Tail Festival which took place in London a few weeks back, I wrote an article for Great British Chefs www.greatbritishchefs.com featuring some of my favourite offal recipes http://www.greatbritishchefs.com/community/offal-dishes-nose-to-tail-fortnight
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I recently reviewed some cracking wines from the Mosel in Germany for Winedirect.co.uk - here is the video: Video Tasting #1 - Wines from Weingut Thanisch
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Here is a video of me visiting some wineries out in Mallorca. Really was surprised at how good the wines were!
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Just got back from an amazing trip to the Mount Etna region of Sicily. Some of the wines out there blew me away - here is a video which I shot while I was out there summing up my thoughts: http://vimeo.com/50102376
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In case you haven't heard, 31 Days of German Riesling is in full swing here in the UK. If you want to know more about this awesome great variety, check out the videos I shot together with Wines of Germany on the 31 Days homepage: http://31daysofgermanriesling.co.uk/
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For those that are not already aware, I have recently set up a wine tasting business, Revolution Wine Tasting, which is based in London and the South-East of England. Be sure to check out the site www.revolutionwinetasting.com
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Here is the third instalment about my time at Weingut Dönnhoff in the Nahe in Germany. A truly unforgettable experience - http://www.rieslingrevolutionary.com/the-diary-of-an-englishman-in-the-nahe-part-3/
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Wine Brand Ambassador at Amathus Drinks
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Wine tasting, food matching, wine communication (videos and writing)
Employment
  • Amathus Drinks
    Wine Brand Ambassador, 2013 - present
  • The Sir Charles Napier
    Head Sommelier, 2013 - 2013
  • Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's
    Sommelier, 2012 - 2013
  • Vinopic Wines
    Marketing Consultant, 2012 - 2012
  • Weingut Dönnhoff
    Apprentice, 2012 - 2012
  • Slaughter and May
    Solicitor, 2008 - 2012
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Beaconsfield
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London - Sydney - Duesseldof - London
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www.rieslingrevolutionary.com www.noblerevolution.com
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Looking after the wine portfolio at Amathus Drinks. Contributor to The Drinks Business. Blogger on The Riesling Revolutionary.
Education
  • University of Oxford
    English Literature, 2003 - 2006
  • Eastbourne College
    French, Ancient Greek, Economics, English, 1997 - 2002
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@AlexDownWine, facebook.com/alexdown83
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