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  • Fluent in English; learning French
  • 39, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Wine Merchant
  • Drama school
  • From Southern England
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

I work as a wine importer, selling my wines all over the UK to wholesalers and restaurants. Romantic it might sound, it is certainly great fun, but I don't spend all my time drinking wine or around the world visiting wineries. Okay I do get to do that quite a bit but most of my time is on the road, trying to sell the wine in a very competitive market. Seriously, there's not that many people who regularly drink wine at more than £15 a bottle!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

All of the above, it sounds great fun, which it is, but it ain't well paid fun. Most of the cost of your bottle of wine goes to the Gov't as taxes...


I love walking in the countryside, I love sailing, I occasionally spot rare birds, I devour books, my recent obsession is naval history, i hoard general knowledge, I adore cocktails, wine (obviously). I have also run a gin distillery!

  • birds
  • arts
  • books
  • diy
  • wine
  • cocktails
  • running
  • walking
  • drinking
  • boating
  • music
  • sailing
  • history
  • tourism

Music, Movies, and Books

Whatever fits.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Raced across the Atlantic in a 40ft boat.

Teach, Learn, Share

Very happy to share wine knowledge, I can give you the buffers guide to a wine list, help avoid restaurant awkwardness! Also proficient Clarinet player (grade 8).
Trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), one of the best drama schools in the world, so happy to help rehearsals, read-throughout etc.

What I Can Share with Hosts

All of the above plus I'm very good at DIY.

Countries I’ve Visited

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bermuda, Botswana, Czech Republic, Dominica, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, India, Ireland, Italy, Martinique, Morocco, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United States, Virgin Islands, British, Zimbabwe

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