“A true beer enthusiast! I'm Craft brewer, Brewing Tutor, Beer Academy Accredited Sommelier and Manager of an Essex microbrewery. I write a Food & Drink blog for BBC online and contribute articles to local press and radio. I enjoy being out in the countryside, fishing and hill walking when I can.
“I run a small fleet of aging Alfa Romeos, and a 1977 Series 3 Land Rover.
I was fortunate to be able to grow my first beard at the tender age of 16 - proving handy for getting into the local pub! It's been on and off over the years since, and in varying styles. Now settled for the graying goatee as standard.”