After a lifelong love affair with wine Colin decided to apply some structure to his wine knowledge by sitting the WSET’s range of wine courses. He passed his WSET Diploma with merit in June 2009 and was nominated for a scholarship. On the way he worked part time for Oddbins and helped out at various trade and consumer wine events.
Since completing the Diploma Colin has continued to blog and to help out at trade and consumer events. His regular attendance at trade tastings ensures his palate is kept tested for his spells as a judge at the IWSC.