NOMINATED EDUCATOR / EXAMS OFFICER /
Ali has spent more than 10 years in a range of hospitality environments - from Michelin-starred fine dining to gastropubs, brasseries, sporting & corporate venues. This breadth of hospitality experience means she speaks the same language as her customer and allows her to design training programmes that are individually suited to their needs.
Ali enjoys demystifying the confusing world of wine for people who haven’t yet had the chance to explore the huge variety available to them.
As a certified educator and WSET Diploma holder, she will guide you through Levels 1-3 as well as crafting bespoke informal sessions and events.
Desert Island Wine: A giant G&T – too hot for wine!
EDUCATOR / BADASS
Lucy is an Uncorked graduate who went on to complete her WSET Diploma with the Global School.
She has a background in teaching as well as hospitality and is now in charge of training for the Open House, The Pantechnicon & Dining Thepry restaurant group, so we were thrilled when she became one of our educators.
She delivers both our informal beginner courses as well as WSET awards in wine.
Her approach to educating and previous industry experience has resulted in a fantastic pass rate for her students.
Desert Island Wine: “Signature” Chardonnay, JH Meyer, Walker Bay, 2014
FINANCE / ADMIN
'Muma Finch' is Ali & Lucy's emotional support animal, cookie provider and master motivator.
Having completed her WSET Level 2 Award in Wines with FORTIFY, plus a decade or two of 'recreational studying', she's also a massive support to our students.
She manages the behind-the-scenes to ensure things run smoothly, whether she's at the school or on a sun lounger sipping a cocktail and topping up her permanent tan!