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Sebastian Payne MW

Sebastian Payne MW

Became an MW 1977

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French, Italian


Tonbridge School. 1966-1970 Trinity College Oxford - Mods Lit. Hum, Medieval & Modern Greek. 1970-1974 F.E.May Shippers, especially Hungary, Germany. 1974 to date IEC Wine Society - Promotion Manager. Head Buyer since 1985.

Industry sector(s): Off trade, Buying, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Fortified wines, Port, Sherry, Still white, Still red, Still rosé, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Abruzzo, Greece, Marche, Bordeaux, Italy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sicily

Market expertise: United Kingdom

Specialisms: Direct to consumer, Independent retail