Our Educators

We have a world-class teaching faculty who deliver our WSET courses and tastings to the highest educational standards. They each bring specialist-level knowledge, passion and personality to the classroom and share a commitment to providing you with a fun and rewarding learning 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 and many of them have had a hand in creating or developing WSET's world-renowned qualifications. Our wine educators all hold the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and several of them are Masters of Wine. While their general subject knowledge is second to none, they each have their own particular passions and areas of expertise. 

Click on their names below to learn more about the wine, spirits and sake educators who comprise our teaching faculty.

Lydia Harrison MW

Our Principal

Richard Harding

Richard Harding

School Principal

Educators

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 MW

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, Dip IDM

Lucy Stevenson DipWSET, Dip IDM

Marketing Manager and Wine Educator

Hannah Lanfear

Hannah Lanfear

Spirits Educator

Natsuki Kikuya

Natsuki Kikuya

Sake Educator

Honami Matsumoto

Honami Matsumoto

Sake Educator

Chris Martin DipWSET

Chris Martin DipWSET

Wine Educator

Joseph Hallam DipWSET

Joseph Hallam DipWSET

Wine Educator

Jim Gore DipWSET

Wine Educator

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Mandy Stevens DipWSET

Wine Educator

Alex Oakshott

Alex Oakshott DipWSET

Wine Educator

Shane Jones DipWSET

Shane Jones DipWSET

Wine and Sake Educator

Nina Cerullo

Nina Cerullo

Wine Educator (Tastings)

Mike Best MW

Mike Best MW

Wine Educator