An inflorescence is a grape flower cluster. The buds turn into flowers and are pollinated. The pollinated flowers turn into grapes. The grapes are made into wine. And wine is a good thing.
No, wine is a GREAT thing.
I feel like we all start as an inflorescence on our scrumptious, eye-opening and tipsy journey of wine. The more we learn and taste, the more we start to develop - just like the buds into flowers.
A sommelier friend of mine once told me "Wine keeps you young - because you never stop learning." So let's learn together, whatever stage we are at, because wine is for everyone and wine makes everything better.
Founder of Inflorescence, Sommelier
I found my love for wine when I opened my restaurant in Fitzrovia. Working with sommeliers on the wine list was one of my favourite times of the year (nothing to do with getting to try all the wines in one sitting!)
I wanted to know more. I wanted to try more.
So I left the restaurant life behind and started my wine studies. I realised along the way that my main passion was sharing wine with people who don't "know" wine - the opposite of all the wine snobs I came across on any classes and workshops I went on. I wanted to make wine accessible and fun.
So here we are!