Sebastian Payne MW retires from the Wine Society
Sebastian Payne MW has retired from the Wine Society after 49 years.
Sebastian joined the Wine Society as promotions manager in 1978, becoming a buyer in 1985 and heading up the buying team until 2012. As a buyer, he covered every region, but latterly focused on Italy and Bordeaux, becoming recognised as an expert in both. He was also instrumental in introducing wines from Eastern Europe and Greece to the portfolio.