TheTeam

Good hosting is crucial to a successful event. Our experienced and attentive team will do all they can to ensure that you have the best possible time.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Mark Scholfield

Mark Scholfield

Head of Events & Education

Mark joined the team in January 2019 from London’s prestigious private members club, The Hurlingham, where he was the Executive responsible for all aspects of the Food, Beverage & Events operation; in his 25 year hospitality career Mark has held similar positions at Rosewood London, Coutts & Co and The Savoy. A passion for service excellence he is looking forward to working with our Masters of Wine, Wine Advisors and Event Hosts in producing great events, tutorials and occasions ensuring that we exceed our guests expectations.

Email: Mark.Scholfield@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1682

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Barbara Drew

Barbara Drew, MW

Events & Education Manager

Barbara joined Berry Bros. & Rudd in 2011 and now oversees all private events in our St James’s Street cellars. She also hosts a huge range of dinners, lunches, tastings, and courses on both wines and spirits. She is particularly passionate about unusual, obscure or just plain unloved wine regions, and loves experimenting with food and wine matching. Having completed her Master of Wine studies in 2018, Barbara believes wine to be one of the most rewarding subjects to study, as there is always something new and exciting to discover.

Email: barbara.drew@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1681

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team -Katie Daniel

Katie Daniel

Events & Education Executive

Katie’s association with Berry Bros. & Rudd began in 2007 when she attended the one Day Introductory Wine Course in London. Having graduated from Bristol University in 2009 with a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry, she moved to Hong Kong and whilst pursuing a financial career, continued to taste, discover and learn about wine and, in particular, Champagne. Having completed her WSET Advanced Certificate, she joined Berry Bros & Rudd in Hong Kong in February 2015 into the Marketing and Events team. She returned to London in July 2018 and since being based in St James’s, has continued to organise and host private wine tastings, lunches and dinners, and tutor those who attend the many education courses at our Wine School.

Email: Katie.Daniel@bbr.com
Phone:0203 301 1574

Berry Bros. & Rudd Private Wine Events Team - Olivia Bodle

Olivia Bodle

Events & Education Co-Ordinator

After a back-breaking stint in our cellars at Christmas, Olivia joined our wholesale arm Fields, Morris & Verdin, moving to her current role in 2016. Today Olivia is part of a crack team that organises specialist wine tastings, lunches and dinners at No.3 St James’s Street. Olivia has a particular passion for Antipodean wines, having spent a couple of years working for winemakers in New Zealand and Australia.

Olivia.Bodle@bbr.com
Phone: Olivia.Bodle@bbr.com


Telephone: 0203 301 1665

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Educator and Presenter - Demetri Walters, MW

Demetri Walters, MW

Wine Educator and Presenter

The seeds of Demetri’s long-standing appreciation of wine were sown young: “My grandfather in Cyprus had vineyards,” he recalls, “and I remember as a child walking through them, and how romantic and fascinating it was.” This appreciation of both the emotive nature of wine, and also the mud-on-boots aspect of viticulture inspires Demetri’s vinous interest to this day.

Having joined Berry Bros & Rudd’s Private Events business in its early years, Demetri is now Wine Educator and Presenter – sharing his extensive expertise with trade (Berry Bros. & Rudd and its wholesale arm, Fields, Morris & Verdin) customers. He conducts product training and wine education for professionals working in restaurants, bars, clubs, major venues and airlines; while also hosting wine events externally and at Berry Bros. & Rudd’s historic premises in St James’s Street. He also tutors the company’s trade and private customers abroad. Fortunately for Demetri, all this involves substantial amounts of eating and drinking, both in London and abroad.

Demetri achieved the Master of Wine in 2013, his thesis for which brought him back to his formative interest in Cypriot wine. "I really like to champion the wines of Eastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as fortified wines, and evangelise about our small but pretty Hellenic wine selection," he says. "But of course, the main thing that the MW has taught me is objectivity and how much there is still to learn." ”

Email: demetri.walters@bbr.com
Phone: +44 (0)20 3301 1600

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Rebecca Lamont

Rebecca Lamont

Head of Wine School

Rebecca joined Berry Bros. & Rudd in 2000, following a career in music teaching at Warwick Academy in Bermuda. She now manages our Wine Schools, tastings and dinners. Rebecca is passionate about wine education because it encompasses so many fascinating subjects which interconnect: sensory perception, history, innovation, tradition, art, health, geography, geology, biology and chemistry, to name but a few. She is convinced that everyone can be an excellent taster and that the best way to learn is through taste. Rebecca is also dedicated to bringing together the talents of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s many gifted experts to share their profound knowledge of great wine throughout our events.

Email: rebecca.lamont@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1682

Berry Bros. & Rudd Private Wine Events Team - Isobel Watson Smith

Isobel Watson Smith

Events & Education Executive

Looking back to her university days down in Exeter, Isobel’s love for all things vinous can be traced back to being a member of their wine society as well as endless wine nights with her friends. Post-graduation her career in the drinks world began at Bacardi Brown-Forman, working with large international spirit brands before joining Berry Bros. & Rudd in January 2012. Working for Berry Bros. & Rudd has solidified Isobel’s passion for food and wine pairing and the intricacy involved in creating that ‘match made in heaven’ as a result, Isobel hosts many food and wine evenings down in the Cellars. With WSET Level 1,2, & 3 under her belt, the next challenge will be to evolve her obsession with cheese and take the Level 1 Academy of Cheese exam. In her spare time, Isobel enjoys a very competitive game of squash as well as travelling the world and tasting her way through country’s wine and culinary offerings.

Email: isobel.watsonsmith@bbr.com
Phone:0203 301 1602

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Ned Rodger

Ned Rodger

Events & Education Executive

Ned joined Berry Bros. & Rudd in 2019 from an events background, after being educated at the University of Manchester. As a member of the Berry family, wine has always been an integral part of his life and he is excited to share the stories of past generations whilst hosting events in the cellars at No.3 St. James’s. When he isn’t hosting your event, Ned can be found galivanting around the world..

Email: ned.rodger@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1515

Berry Bros. & Rudd Private Wine Events Team - Frankie Dick-Hazell

Frankie Dick-Hazell

Events & Education Co-Ordinator

Frankie discovered her love of wine during a summer spent visiting her parents, who live just south of the Loire Valley in France. She decided to follow in her mother and grandmother’s footsteps and put herself through the Level 3 WSET course. Frankie started her wine career working at Lay & Wheeler as a Buying Assistant and Events Coordinator. Following this, she joined Berry Bros. & Rudd in May 2018 looking after their ticketed events. Frankie continues to try new wines whenever she can and when she’s not in the office she can be found horse riding out in the countryside.

Email: Frankie.Dick-Hazell@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1693

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Edwin Dublin

Edwin Dublin

Champagne Specialist

Edwin left a 20 year medical sciences career, during which time he organised staff wine tastings, to enter the world of wine full-time. Having 'graduated' from Oddbins and via a short spell with Laithwaites, he arrived at BB&R in 2005. Since then he has developed a passion for the wines of Alsace, Burgundy and especially Champagne.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Private Wine Events Team - Stewart Turner

Stewart Turner

Head Chef

After completing a three-year Chefs Diploma, Stewart headed to the bright lights of London to gain experience in many top establishments, including Michel Roux’s Waterside Inn. With a real passion for food and wine, being Head Chef at Berrys is his perfect job. Since joining in 2008 he changed the face of Berrys’ food served, bringing a more restaurant and fine dining feel to the menus, without losing our ethos of food and wine matching. When not slaving over a hot stove, Stewart loves going to new restaurants to keep up with current food trends and, away from food, spending time with his young family.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd Private Wine Events Team - Isabella Cameron

Isabella Cameron

Events & Education Executive

Isabella began her career in wine and spirits at Berry Bros. & Rudd at the end of 2015. Since joining she has undertaken many WSET exams including Spirits and more recently Sake. She is currently half way through the Diploma, and is passionate about teaching and helping new customers explore different wine making regions.

isabella.cameron@bbr.com
Phone: +44 (0)20 3301 1517


Telephone: 0203 301 1517

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Henrietta Gullifer

Henrietta Gullifer

Events & Education Co-Ordinator

Unsure with what to do with a music degree from Cambridge Hetty went to cookery school where she fell in love with the wine side of the course. Hetty soon joined Berry Bros & Rudd in September 2016, after 2 weeks in the events department, as she quickly decided that a career in wine and spirits was for her. Hetty is fascinated by food and wine matching and is always keen to try new combinations. She is hoping to continue to expand her knowledge in wine and spirits, particularly in wine from more unusual areas.

Email: Henrietta.Gullifer@bbr.com
Phone: 0203 301 1529

Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine School Team - Chris Pollington

Chris Pollington

Italy Specialist

Chris has worked in the wine trade since 1992 and joined Berry Bros. & Rudd in 1997. After working at our Heathrow stores for many years, he joined the Head Office team in 2004. Initially working with the Website and Telesales teams, Chris joined the Fine Wine Team, selling to private clients and Cellar-Planners.

With a passion for all things Italian, especially the wines and food, Chris has been presenting our Italian themed Dinners in The Cellars since 2000 and now also presents our One-Day Italian Wine Schools.