Tanya Mann, an award winning wine professional with 17 years of experience in international wine, a Circle of Wine Writers committee member, native Russian and naturalised British Citizen who specializes in reviewing wine and teaching wine business.
Tanya holds a Diploma in Level IV WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) along with a Sommelier School Diploma, she has degrees in both Chemical Technology and Psychology, is a Certified Sherry Wine Educator, an IWSC and Imbibe judge and Progetto Vino Collisioni member (supporting italian native grapes).
Having studied in Enoteca Italiana Wine School in Italy, she has experience working at the Selfridges wine department in London and Chateau Margaux in Bordeaux and was a key member of the teams behind digital wine marketing projects including www.glassofbubbly.com and the award winning www.sherryweek.wine. Tanya spends 1/4 of the year visiting and tasting at wineries and runs master-classes in Italy and East-European countries including lecturing in Forte Village the Five Star Management Business School in Sardinia. Her articles appear in Russian, British and Italian press and she is currently working on her first book.
Tanya is also the proud owner of two Harpers Award winning gastropubs and a 5 Star hotel in Essex where she often hosts exclusive wine and gastronomy events.