Wine Specialists Team

What we offer

  • Find your perfect bottle: let our team know your tastes and get a great recommendation
  • Food-matching advice: tell us the dish and we’ll do the rest
  • Big-occasion bottles: find the perfect wines for toasting something special
  • Try something new: embrace the spirit of adventure
  • In-bond and fine wine: tips on what to lay down for the future
  • Drinking windows: our team can advise on the best time to pull the cork on a special bottle
  • Get the best out of wine, and your membership: our team is trained to help, not sell, so don’t hesitate to contact them. It’s all part of our service.

Find out more about our Wine Specialists

Meet our friendly, knowledgeable group of wine lovers, all with a wealth of knowledge and experience. 

Allan Sharman

Back in 2007, when Rihanna was #1 in the charts with ‘Umbrella’, Allan joined The Wine Society with no wine knowledge but a keenness to learn. A glass of Meursault ‘blew his mind’ and a wealth of wine education followed. His favourite regions are Rioja and Tuscany, but he is also partial to fine white Burgundy and off-dry riesling.

Daniel Rogers

Daniel joined us as a seasonal adviser in Christmas 2010, and his mulled wine remains an annual fixture in Member Services. With a thirst for unpronounceable indigenous grape varieties from out-of-the-ordinary places, he has a passion, and talent, for recommending new and exciting wines to try.

Kate Evans

Kate joined Member Services in 2020 after 25 years in IT and was excited to become a Wine Specialist earlier this year. She particularly enjoys suggesting wines for special occasions and helping members explore new wine horizons. Specialist skills include her ability to pronounce Greek grape varieties and Welsh names!

Paul Riddett

After an explorative meandering around the wine industry, turning his hand to vineyards, wineries and retail from Wales to New Zealand, Paul landed at The Society in 2020. He’s always eager to try something new but equally excited about old favourites including sherry and the esoteric wines of Jura.

Dave Walsh

With nearly 20 years’ experience in the wine trade – a quarter of which spent at The Wine Society – Dave’s catchphrase is ‘wine is fun’! He loves talking all things fermented-grape-related; just don’t start him on cricket or rugby!

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Contact us

Our Wine Specialists are part of our our Member Services team. You can find all the details you need to contact them below. The team is looking forward to hearing from you.

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