The Tutors


Richard Esling BSc DipWSET

Richard has worked in the Wine Trade for over 30 years and has travelled widely to many wine regions. He is a fully Certified WSET Wine Educator and accredited Assessor to Level 3. He is also an accredited member of the prestigious Association of Wine Educators.

Originally a trained and experienced Scientist (BSc Hons), he has worked as a company director in the Wine Trade for 15 years (qualified and trained to Master of Wine level), as a company director in International Property sales for 8 years and as a Managing Director of a Consultancy company specializing in Wine and Leisure, for 18 years.

Richard has had several years working with Government Business Advisory Organisations (SFEDI accredited) advising Small and Medium sized Businesses.

He is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, a wine columnist for the Sussex Newspaper Group, and an experienced international wine judge, sitting on panels for the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).