Author Ronan Sayburn

Ronan Sayburn

Master Sommelier and previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition, Ronan is the Director of Wines and Spirits for the Hotel du Vin group. Born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, he’s been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years, with experience that includes working as Executive Head Sommelier for the Gordon Ramsay group for 8 years, and time spent at Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons. Most recently he was at the Greenhouse restaurant.He has created the wine lists and trained wine service teams for Claridge’s, the Connaught, the Savoy, Boxwood Café and Maze. When not drinking wine Ronan runs marathons and can be found deep diving shipwrecks from the south coast of England.

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