Neil Sommerfelt MW
Became an MW 1987
Based in United Kingdom
Languages English, French
1982-88 Retail sales at Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd.
1988-90 Director of Horseshoe Wines (New World Agency arm of David Baillie Vintners).
1990-96 Central Buyer, Waitrose Ltd. 1996-97 Commercial Manager, International Wine Services Ltd.
1997-2001 Category Buyer Safeway PLC.
2001-2014 Buying Director Jeroboams Group/Laytons Wine Merchants.
2014-present NS Wine Consultancy (proprietor)
Current employer: NS Wine Consultancy
Primary area(s) of work: Trade
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Off trade, On trade, Buying, Consultant, Wine judge
Wine styles: Champagne, English sparkling wines, Sweet wines, Still white, Still red, Still rosé, Still wines
Wine region expertise: France, Burgundy, Rhone, Languedoc, Roussillon, Loire, Champagne, South-West France, UK
Market expertise: United Kingdom, France
Specialisms: Supplier/customer relationships, Routes to market, Independent retail, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, Branding, Wine judging