A spontaneous university summer spent doing vintage in Bordeaux marked the start of a life-long passion and set the course for the rest of her professional life. 3 years in South Africa and 2 vintages later she returned to London to expand her knowledge and experience. The past 16 years have been spent doing sales in the premium London on-trade, brand ambassadorial and brand management roles. Alex passed the WSET diploma in 2010 and is a qualified WSET educator. She won the Young Wine Writer of the Year Award, the WSET L3 Vintners Award, the WSET Diploma Sogrape Award, the MW Reh Kendermann scholarship. Her spare time revolves around her Jack Russell, boxing, skiing, running, riding, and as much fine wine and travel as possible.