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, Buying, Consultant, Off trade, On trade, Wine judge
Wine styles: Champagne, English sparkling wines, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines
Wine region expertise: Burgundy, Champagne, France, Languedoc, Loire, Rhone, Roussillon, South-West France, UK
Market expertise: France, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Branding, Food and wine pairing, Independent retail, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging