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Neil Sommerfelt MW

Neil Sommerfelt MW

Became an MW 1987

Based in United Kingdom

Nationality British

Languages English, French


1982-88 Retail sales at Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd.

1988-90 Director of Horseshoe Wines (New World Agency arm of David Baillie Vintners).

1990-96 Central Buyer, Waitrose Ltd. 1996-97 Commercial Manager, International Wine Services Ltd.

1997-2001 Category Buyer Safeway PLC.

2001-2014 Buying Director Jeroboams Group/Laytons Wine Merchants.

2014-present NS Wine Consultancy (proprietor)

Current employer: NS Wine Consultancy

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Off trade, On trade, Buying, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Champagne, English sparkling wines, Sweet wines, Still white, Still red, Still rosé, Still wines

Wine region expertise: France, Burgundy, Rhone, Languedoc, Roussillon, Loire, Champagne, South-West France, UK

Market expertise: United Kingdom, France

Specialisms: Supplier/customer relationships, Routes to market, Independent retail, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, Branding, Wine judging