1. A woman who has mastered a skill or branch of learning
2. A woman schoolteacher
About the Mistress of Wine
I entered the wine trade, knowing absolutely nothing about wine. Zilch. Nada. Not a sausage. But, fast forward over twenty years and I think it's fair to say that I know a lot more about wine than I did then. I've learnt that wine is to be enjoyed. It's not Holy Water but it can be magical. Apart from tasting delicious it really does speak of another place and for anyone who likes travel and food as much as I do, I think that's pretty brilliant. Captured in a single bottle is the toil of a number of different people, from a different place and culture, using different grapes grown in a different climate and amazingly that can all be tasted in your glass. If you just know what to look for.
And that is what I love the most, sharing those all-important signposts to show how to get the most out of your glass of wine simply by knowing what to look for. A little bit of learning really does go a long way so join me if you too want to learn to love wine.
The Mistress of Wine on BBC's Saturday Kitchen
The Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Member of the Institute of Masters of Wine
Winner of the Madame Bollinger Medal