International wine &
spirit competition

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Stephen Kennard

Stephen Kennard
Speciality

Spirits

Position

Panel Judge

Stephen is a freelance drinks consultant based in London. He holds the WSET Diploma and also has internationally recognised professional qualifications in sake, cider and beer including the prestigious ‘Beer Sommelier’ award.

He has taught and lectured wine and spirit appreciation for many years and has organised tasting events and dinners. He continues to attend tastings regularly to expand his knowledge.

As an accountant, he regularly advises companies and private individuals on alcohol procurement as well as stock control and all aspects of finance.

Fascinated and interested in all sectors of the industry his specialist knowledge and passion is after-dinner drinks including fortified wines, digestifs, bitters and liqueurs.

Stephen worked for a number of years in the Netherlands where he actively used his time to expand his knowledge of liqueurs and jenevers.