The drinks trade has always been in my blood; on my father’s side my great, great, great, great grandfather established McMullen’s Brewery in Hertfordshire in 1827, and on my mother’s side, my great grandfather founded The Glenlivet whisky distillery on Speyside.
I joined the Goedhuis team in 2010, shortly after working in the vineyards of Chateau Bauduc, owned by the ever-enthusiastic Gavin Quinney. My present role includes advising clients from the UK and abroad on how to create and manage perfect cellars for both drinking and investment.
At Goedhuis we love Burgundy but I specialise in the great wines of Bordeaux and particularly enjoy visiting the region. I adore mature Pauillac and the best Pomerols; at the moment I have a passion for 2005 La Conseillante… but that may change next year! I also have an ever-increasing interest in the wines of Burgundy; favourite growers include Benjamin Leroux, Comte Armand, Simon Bize, Hudelot-Noëllat, Domaine Dujac, Emmanuel Rouget & Armand Rousseau.
Outside of wine, I love travelling and enjoy sport, especially football (Tottenham Hotspur). Married to Emily, my expert sommelier, and joint owner of a miniature Dachshund called Doodle.