Anne is an award-winning Master of Wine, independent wine consultant and wine educator based in London. Born and brought up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, she then went on to read French and Classics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. After graduating with First Class Honours in 2003 Anne moved to London and joined the wine trade, working for businesses as diverse as Mistral Wines, New Zealand Wines and the John Lewis Partnership.
In 2006 she joined the prestigious Berry Bros. & Rudd, where she worked for ten years in the Wine School team, initially in administration and event logistics, and subsequently as an educator and events host. Whilst at Berry Bros. & Rudd Anne passed the highly sought-after Master of Wine qualification, thereafter broadening her position within BBR to an ambassadorial role, representing the company at events held all over the UK as well as in their Asian bases of Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Anne is one of only 389 Masters of Wine worldwide, of whom 134 are women.