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Colin Smith

Colin SmithAfter a lifelong love affair with wine Colin decided to apply some structure to his wine knowledge by sitting the WSET’s range of wine courses. He passed his WSET Diploma with merit in June 2009. On the way he worked part time for a high street wine chain and helped out behind the scenes at the International Wine Challenge (IWC) for two years as well as at various trade and consumer events.

Since completing the Diploma Colin has continued his blog, started using Twitter (he’s @grapefan) and continued to help out at trade and consumer events. His regular attendance at trade tastings has ensured his palate is kept tested for his spells as a judge at the IWC and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Colin is constantly seeking ways to improve his knowledge and to get involved in wine related work. However wine may be his passion but he mainly works as a freelance management consultant for UK Financial Services businesses.

Colin lives in Turnbridge Wells, Kent, England and is a freelance management consultant and wine enthusiast.

Connect with Colin at  www.grapefan.blogspot.com.