Stuart caught ‘the wine bug’ during a year abroad at University where he lived and worked in La Rioja, Spain.
Back in the UK, he worked as a Sommelier & Bar Manager at two leading Restaurants in London before moving to Majestic Wine in order to formalise his wine training. He completed the WSET Level 3 and worked his way up the career ladder before jumping at the chance to re-locate to the Riviera with Fine Wine Works back in 2014.
Soon after joining FWW, Stuart returned briefly to London and passed the WSET Tutor Training Program and is now a fully qualified Teacher for WSET Level 1 & 2 Courses.
Still with Fine Wine Works, Stuart is now a Company Director and splits the year between Yacht Wine Provisioning and Interior Crew Training.