Jimmy has been working in the wine industry for 14 years with the past 9 years as a WSET-qualified tutor and assessor. In the past five years alone (2010-2015) he has educated over 1500 students through the WSET Level 1 to Level 3 certificates. In addition to these more formal qualifications Jimmy has held thousands of informal and corporate tastings, and specialises in fine wine tastings, focusing on the learning and enjoyment of wine, whisky and beer. Jimmy has been running West London Wine School since January 2010 and is a regular judge at the International Wine Challenge and has been twice nominated as WSET Wine Educator of the Year (2012 and 2014)
It’s his all-important infectious enthusiasm and passion for the world of wine that enables Jimmy to communicate to his audience without the use of confusing (& boring!) technical facts often detailed in wine tastings.
Ms Debbie Henriques pioneers front of house at Lotus. She has two decades of hospitality experience and for the past 10 years has worked as a Sommelier at Hotel du Vin in Tunbridge Wells in Cambridge, Claridges Hotel and with celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes restaurant at Pimlico Square. The beverage menu created by Debbie has an astonishing range of new and old world wines that help elevate your fine dining experience.