Hi, I’m Victoria South and I’m passionate about wine.
My interest started out as a hobby about 20 years ago – I was always interested in food, and indulged this pleasure by entertaining and trying to match up dishes with wines which I thought might pair well and complement each other. This lead me to become WSET [Wine and Spirit Education Trust] advanced certificated, which I took at Plumpton College, East Sussex.
I am now vice chair person of the Eastbourne Wine Society and belong to several other wine clubs in the county, regularly presenting wines and attending numerous tastings. I have visited many wineries throughout Europe, and also further a field in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa – there is not a single wine style that I do not appreciate, but on a continuum, sparklers and dessert wines are my absolute favourites. In my spare time I am enjoying learning Italian.
You never stop learning about wine, and I hope that this sight enthuses you to discover more about this fascinating subject, and the best way to do that is by experimenting – the proof really is in the pudding!