Amelia Singer – TV presenter on The Wine Show, previous Wine Writer for Waitrose Food Magazine, UK Ambassador for the California Wine Institute and Founder of Amelia’s Wine – an event business which offers a range of authentic, fun, helpful and ultimately accessible wine tastings.
Her diverse range of skills and services means that Amelia recently was given the IWSC and WSET Future 50 award – which recognises innovative and influential drinks industry talent from all around the world. The year before she was shortlisted for the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year Award. This is the most prestigious, international award that one can be awarded for Wine Education and Communication.
Amelia is a new young, female voice in wine and she has made it her aim to demystify the snobbery around wine and empower people when it comes to making wine decisions – either in a supermarket aisle or when the wine list is handed to you on a first date. Wine can be extremely serious and intellectual but she is adamant it is meant to be fun. Quietly confident and yet elegantly understated, Amelia is part of a new generation of women in food & drink making wine fun and accessible.
Amelia has been in the wine industry for the last eleven years and has completed the prestigious WSET Wine Diploma. She studied at Trinity College in Dublin, was brought up in England but has lived and worked in Europe and South America. Having worked in wineries all around the world (Bordeaux, Rioja and Chile) as well as with well known retailers, importers, online Fine Wine merchants and exciting new wine start ups, she has gained a holistic appreciation of the wine industry.
Amelia also hosts monthly wine supper clubs in her own home in Notting Hill as well as regular tastings with restaurants, bars, corporate entertainment and inside private homes. Her keen interest in pairing music with wine has seen her co-host wine and music events with the City Of London Sinfonia, Garsington Opera, Omnibus Performing Arts Centre in Clapham, Jazz wine nights with the singer Lucinda Belle and even sing herself at the O2 Academy Islington for the wine trade’s annual charity event SKIN CONTACT Live.