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Edward Bates

Speciality Wines

Edward Bate’s interest in spirits stems from a school visit to Cognac at the age of 13. Since that first visit, a passing interest has turned into a life long passion in distilled products. His career has focused on spirits for the last 20 years. During this time, his acknowledged expertise has been utilised by a number of the UK’s leading wine and spirit merchants, including Berry Brothers & Rudd. Bates now runs Distilled London, a consultancy for a number of spirits brands; he also works as a writer and educator. In 2008, he became a Muskateer d’Armagnac, and in 2012 was selected by the B.N.I.C. to be one of the UK’s Cognac educators, and in 2013 became on an ambassador for Armagnac in the UK.

Edward Bates

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25 September

Love Wine, Love Chile

Level Two OXO Tower, London SE1 9PH

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14 November

IWSC Awards Banquet 2018

Guildhall, London

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