Rose conducts regular tastings and masterclasses for generic trade bodies and promotional campaigns geared to sommeliers and wine buyers.  She also offers in-house and online training programmes for staff, wine list consultations and regular judging at international wine competitions.

Staff Training

Rose offers bespoke wine courses and staff training for restaurants, hotels, retailers and wholesalers – please ask for further details.

Trade Tastings

Rose conducts regular tastings for generic trade bodies and promotional campaigns geared to sommeliers and wine buyers.

Recent masterclasses in 2022/23 included: 

  • Vins de Chablis (Edinburgh UK)
  • Sherry & Andalucian Fortified Wine (Edinburgh UK)
  • California Wine Institute (Edinburgh & Glasgow UK)
  • Wines of Hungary (Edinburgh & Glasgow UK)
  • Wines of Rioja (Glasgow UK)
  • Villany Wine Region (Poland)
  • Top 12 Villanyi Franc (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Szekszard Wine Region (Poland)
  • Wines from Spain (Glasgow UK)
  • Washington State Wines (Edinburgh UK)
  • Wines of Hungary (Dusseldorf: Prowein 2023)
  • Wine Australia (online webinar UK) << view the video >>

Past masterclasses

  • Discover the Origin (Douro Valley, Portugal & Burgundy)
  • IVBAM Madeira
  • Wines of Alsace
  • Wines of Chile
  • Napa Valley Vintners
  • New Zealand Wine

Online Educational Seminars

Rose works closely with Slowguide Poland to create specialist online seminars for wine buyers and retailers across numerous Polish cities.  Please contact Rose if you are interested in increasing awareness of your wine region or expanding your brand to 100+ wine trade professionals in Poland – an important up-and-coming market.

Guest Speaker

Rose has over 20 years experience as a professional speaker at events across the world – working with trade bodies, promotional campaigns, consumer festivals, conferences, wine shows and corporate clients.

Competition Judging

As a Master of Wine with over 20 years tasting experience, Rose is a highly experienced wine judge with a very focused approach.  She regularly joins tasting panels in wine competitions across the world – most recently in Hungary, China & Chile.  Please contact Rose if you require a wine judge at your international competition.


Rose contributes to the following publications:

  • The Scotsman Publications (weekly wine columnist since 1987)
  • Decanter Magazine
  • The Telegraph
  • BBC Radio Scotland


Rose has been shortlisted for the Harpers Summit French wine critic & Louis Roederer Wine Writing Awards.  She is a past winner of the Glenfiddich Whisky Writing Award.