Richard’s journey into wine started at a young age. His Grandparents were winegrowers in Somerset and he loved the family gatherings during the annual harvest. The seed of interest grew into a more serious quest for wine knowledge with regular trips to France in his late teens and from there a love of all things vinous (and food) related was well and truly born. He set up on his own in 1996, driven by a desire to source quality wines made by passionate producers. As well as founder of Wimbledon Wine School, Richard is the owner of Brompton Wine, founder of the Cambarn Dining Club.
There is nothing he enjoys more than sharing his knowledge and passion for wine. He strongly believes that wine is to be enjoyed by all.
He is very widely travelled and has strong links with independent growers from all over the world – from the famous regions in France through to small growers in Tasmania and South Africa.
Always looking to improve his wine knowledge he has completed the demanding WSET Level 4 Diploma and the WSET Educator Programme. He is also a wine judge and a Master of Wine student.
These days when he isn’t selling wine or talking about wine, you might find him travelling around vineyards with his trusted tasting companion – Kip the Black Labrador!