Wendy has spent the last 25 years in the French Food and Wine Industry. After graduating from Aberystwyth with a BSc in Agricultural Economics, Wendy left for France, never to return, The first year was spent) in Paris reading a Masters in International Agri-Food Marketing and then on to the world of work in Paris first as a sales rep in fine foods and then opening the French Office for an Anglo-Irish Meat Company before running the first overseas office of British Meat.
Leaving the meat trade for more glamorous shores : Wendy moved to the South West of France to marry the owner of a Classified Château in Sauternes near Bordeaux, she quickly mastered the Bordeaux wine trade by becoming the regional correspondent for the British Trade Magazine Drinks International.
Wendy now teaches professionals and the general public in Bordeaux, the UK and as far away as Asia and the US, as well as accompanying private wine tours for amateurs and enthusiasts alike. Her aim is to open the doors of the world’s most famous vineyards, explaining and making the wonderful world of French wine more accessible.
Not being completely biased she often escapes to Champagne, Burgundy and the Rhone to explore other regions and wines with her more adventurous clients.
Wine presentations and speaking topics include
An introduction to the wines of Bordeaux. Food and wine matching, especially chocolate and wine, and her favourite topic : Women in Wine