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Pendant la période de Covid-19, une partie de nos formations se déroulent en ligne, découvrez ici les sessions disponibles !

During this Covid-19 period, some of our courses are delivered online. Find your course here !

Rod is British, he lives and works near Nice in the South of France. He is an educator, consultant, writer, marketer and wine tour leader. His experience in the Wine industry started in the mid 90’s. Rod has worked all along the wine supply chain in the UK, working for variety of fine wine importers (Seagram, Mentzendorff) and retailers (Oddbins,etc.). He was awarded this, the world’s most prestigious wine qualification, in November 2006, the 256th person to achieve it since 1953! Rod moved to the South of France in 2007 to lead the Wine Team for Vins Sans Frontières, the leading supplier of wine to the superyacht industry. The idea for the Riviera Wine Academy was born when he started organizing wine tastings, events and dinners for some of the most prestigious and discerning clients on earth as a result. Rod continues to enjoy living and working in the Côte d’Azur. He also is extensively involved in judging wine competitions in London, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dallas, Sofia, Moscow, and Sydney. He contributes also to the educational programme of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) being currently in charge of the organizing the programme’s 1st year. Rod specialties are Fortified wines and Italian wines, what else to expect for a British man living in Nice!

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Rod is British, he lives and works near Nice in the South of France. He is an educator, consultant, writer, marketer and wine tour leader. His experience in the Wine industry started in the mid 90’s. Rod has worked all along the wine supply chain in the UK, working for variety of fine wine importers (Seagram, Mentzendorff) and retailers (Oddbins,etc.). He was awarded this, the world’s most prestigious wine qualification, in November 2006, the 256th person to achieve it since 1953! Rod moved to the South of France in 2007 to lead the Wine Team for Vins Sans Frontières, the leading supplier of wine to the superyacht industry. The idea for the Riviera Wine Academy was born when he started organizing wine tastings, events and dinners for some of the most prestigious and discerning clients on earth as a result. Rod continues to enjoy living and working in the Côte d’Azur. He also is extensively involved in judging wine competitions in London, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Dallas, Sofia, Moscow, and Sydney. He contributes also to the educational programme of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) being currently in charge of the organizing the programme’s 1st year. Rod specialties are Fortified wines and Italian wines, what else to expect for a British man living in Nice!

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