Peter Hopkins

Fine Wine and Whisky specialist

One of the North of England’s leading authorities on wine, Peter is an independent wine valuation and assessment consultant and has considerable experience in buying and selling wine at auction.

He became the youngest person to pass the WSET Diploma (Wines and Spirits Education Trust) and other academic achievements include a prestigious Moet and Chandon Champagne Scholarship. He was also ‘UK Sommelier of the Year’ and an inspector for the consumers’ association. Which?. 

Peter’s vast knowledge and expertise are underpinned by plenty of hands-on experience. He has lived and worked in the major wine-producing regions of France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and South Africa, with many years under his belt as a wine merchant, restaurateur and wine bar owner. 

Peter readily shares this experience with other enthusiasts and connoisseurs and lectures extensively around the country. He also runs wine appreciation classes, and his vineyard tours and special events are in high demand.