Sam Shepherd

Wine Development Specialist

I worked in some great restaurants and bars for over ten years before joining MC in May 2014. Since then, I have loved every minute because I get to talk to people every day about the drinks I love. I'm a WSET diploma graduate. The main lesson I learnt from the course is how big the subject of wine is! I still read as much as possible now to keep up with the ever changing industry. To offset my eating and drinking habits, I do a moderate amount of exercise including running, football and golf. Best wine I have ever tasted was Chateau Margaux 1990. My favourite food and wine match is Champagne with proper fish & chips.

Why do you love the On-Trade?

When it comes to food and drink, I'm really greedy. I love good food, good wine and lots of it! I'm really fortunate to be able to visit some amazing restaurants and bars everyday, often 'sampling' their delights. It's a great feeling when you help someone to put a wine list together that suits their business and really works for them.