Our Educators

We're very proud of our teaching faculty, who deliver our WSET courses and tastings to the highest possible standards. Overseen by our School Principal, Richard Harding, they each bring specialist-level knowledge, passion and humour to the classroom and share a commitment to providing you with a fun and rewarding experience.

Collectively they combine a broad range of backgrounds, including grape growing, winemaking, research, sales, marketing, bar/restaurant management, sommelierie and retail. They are all WSET Certified Educators, our wine educators all hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and several of them are Masters of Wine. 

Our Principal

Richard Harding

Richard Harding

School Principal


Russell Dent DipWSET

Russell Dent DipWSET

Diploma Programme Manager and Wine Educator

Michael Buriak DipWSET

Michael Buriak DipWSET

Level 3 Programme Manager and Wine Educator

Christine Marsiglio DipWSET MSc

Christine Marsiglio MW MSc (on maternity leave)

Levels 1 & 2 Programme Manager, Quality Manager and Wine Educator

Lydia Harrison DipWSET

Lydia Harrison MW

Tastings Manager and Wine Educator

Lauren Denyer DipWSET

Lauren Denyer DipWSET

Wine Educator

Julia Lambeth DipWSET

Wine Educator and Student Engagement Coordinator

Lucy Stevenson DipWSET

Lucy Stevenson DipWSET, Dip IDM

Marketing Manager and Wine Educator

Jim Gore DipWSET

Jim Gore DipWSET

Wine Educator

Honami Matsumoto

Honami Matsumoto

Sake Educator

Hannah Lanfear

Spirits Educator

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Wine Educator

Alex Oakshott

Alex Oakshott DipWSET

Wine Educator

Angela Bawtree DipWSET

Angela Bawtree DipWSET

Wine Educator

Nina Cerullo

Wine Educator (Tastings)