About Colin Bell.

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About Colin Bell  (the Kilted sommelier)

With nearly 30 years of experience in the wine industry, Colin Bell has gained valuable knowledge across the hotel, restaurant, and retail services sectors.

Recognised as a passionate wine educator with great enthusiasm for wine, he demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills and finds fulfilment in conversing and interacting with people from around the world.

Most notably, he was awarded the prestigious Sommelier of the Year honours by a select judging panel of internationally renowned journalists, chefs, and sommeliers at Wine International Magazine (2003-2004).

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My knowledge of wine regions and spirits around the world is expansive. With a distinguished record of leading beverage operations at luxury hotels, fine dining, and high-end restaurants, as well as extensive experience in running wine tastings.
I plan, prepare, and implement wine tastings in relaxed, informal, and educational settings that appeal to both the beginner and the professional. I can confidently present tastings to groups of 6 to 25 people with varying knowledge and experiences.
I like to demystify the world of wine and show how much fun wine can be while enhancing your understanding of wine and providing in-depth education on how to get the most out of the wine in your glass.

My wine tasting events feature exciting themes, introductions to food and wine pairings, and education on deciphering the label as well as storing and serving the wine.