If you’ve enjoyed wine somewhere between Wick and Whitstable, Joe was probably involved. Joe has been selling wine for 20 years to restaurants, hotels, bars and celebrity weddings as one of the UK’s leading wine merchants.
Joe also wrote about wine for 14 years as the weekly wine correspondent for The Herald Newspaper. And he spent years talking about it to audiences of wine-loving golfers across the USA as wine consultant to the US PGA Tour.
It’s an unlikely career for someone who began as a university academic. Between researching and teaching, Joe wrote the world’s first textbook on selling and marketing wine in restaurants; a book still used in universities more than 20 years later.
As well as presenting The Wine Show, Joe hosts everything from wine dinners to industry conferences and writes for leading wine magazines.
“Being part of The Wine Show is a dream come true. Wine is about so much more than what’s in your glass. It’s about the people who make it and the beautiful places it’s grown. It’s magical to meet passionate winemakers and grape growers and visit places you normally only read about in books or magazine articles.”
In 2017 Joe has won both the International Wine and Spirits Competition Wine Communicator of the Year Award and International Wine Challenge Personality of the Year. Joe was named 22nd in the 100 Most Influential People in Wine by Drinks Retailing News, the highest placed media figure on the list.