Mandy Stevens DipWSET, Wine Educator
Mandy has worked in wine and spirits since finishing university, although she had actually intended on a different career. Straight after graduation, she took herself off to Australia to work as a tennis coach in the sunshine and along the way, ended up working in a winery. She had no idea that work could be so fun, educational and delicious. On returning to the UK, she got a job working at London wine merchant The Sampler and has never looked back.
She has now taken her 10 years’ experience working in the trade, and as a specialist wine trainer, and developed a modern training style for her own company Sipologist Social.
She was recognised with a nomination in 2015 for Imbibe Educator of the Year and received WSET’s Educator of the Year Award for her work at importer/distributor Enotria & Coe, where she also heads up the training team.
I love wine. Making it, developing it, learning about it, tasting it, talking about it and of course, drinking it. I’ve always wanted to share this love with others in a way that makes them love wine in the same way too. So that’s why I started teaching.