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Meet the team: Di


 

 

 

 

 

 

Where I come from…

I grew up in Essex, before getting the travel bug and working all over the world… ending up in Canada for 13 years, before moving back to France in 2009.

What I do at LVG…

I am part of the sales team and wine is my not-so-secret passion. My aim is to help businesses offer the right product to their guests, to maximise their enjoyment of every single bottle.

My background…

I am a trained chef and started my career at the age of 18, working for an events caterer in London. I then went to work on an oil tanker for a few years (the extreme opposite of London!), before changing completely again and having lots of fun doing a few ski seasons as a chef in France. I eventually settled in Canada, where I went into ski area management; another complete turnaround, but a great way to learn new skills. It was there that I trained as a Sommelier and, ultimately, an instructor for the International Sommelier Guild. I returned to France in 2009 and opened a Chambres d’Hôtes, which quickly gained a reputation for its food and wine. I now live in the Alps where I impart a wine education to anyone who will listen!

My goal at LVG…

I’m lucky to be both a trained Chef and a trained Sommelier, which gives me a deep understanding of what ensures a perfect pairing of food and wine. My goal is to advise and educate our lovely LVG clients on the best product fit and choices for their business model resulting in happy, returning customers.

What I enjoy the most about the job so far…

The range of products LVG has to offer is extensive and easy to be excited about. The team is pretty cool too!

What I get up to when away from work…

I love to hike, run and am a keen road cyclist so I’m pretty active, which is a necessary evil when you’re as into food and wine as I. When not out enjoying the mountains, I can be found checking out vineyards (another passion) or tinkering in my kitchen.

My perfect evening…

Good friends, good food and a bunch of different wines to round out the experience.

The best wines in the world are…

All of them! I truly believe that there is a wine for everyone… and they all have their positive attributes, although I am partial to a (full) glass of Gevrey Chambertin, a Gran Reserva Rioja or Chassagne-Montrachet.

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