Justin Howard-Sneyd, Global Wine Consultant for Laithwaite’s Wine
Justin has worked in the wine business since 1991 when he worked as a helper on the International Wine Challenge. This was intended to be a holiday job, but the wine bug had taken hold, and ever since he has worked in a number of different capacities all around the wine business. The first five years were spent working in a shop, running wine education courses, and working 6 vintages in South Africa, Hungary, Romania and France, before settling down in England to become a buyer for Safeway.
Justin passed the MW in 1999, winning the Tim Derrouet Award as the outstanding student from his year, and moved to Sainsbury's in 2000, where he spent 5 years as a buyer. In 2005 he moved to Waitrose, where he headed up the wine team for 5 years.
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