The JR.com team is expanding...
Richard is off to Singapore in August since his wife Kathryn has been offered a plum job there setting up a primary school for the celebrated North London Collegiate school (one of the UK's major exports currently seems to be education). So, although he will continue to contribute to JancisRobinson.com as much as possible, we need to strengthen our team of tasters in London, world capital of wine tastings, as I explained in London, capital for wine. We also need someone to take over Richard’s excellent work organising our own tasting events in London. Richard has been showing Tim Jackson MW the ropes, as you can see in the main image here, with Tim on the left. Tim is seen preparing another wine event above, with Nick in the background.
Tim Jackson has been a Purple Pager since 2006 and, after four years’ study, qualified as a Master of Wine in 2017, having attended and been the most studious participant at many of our tasting events. (Cause and effect?) He has also been a rowing cox and a marathon runner and still lists cycling up mountains as one of his interests. So hauling cases of wine should present no problem.
Tim entered our wine writing competition last summer with this article about what lit the wine flame for him. He’s a Londoner and studied chemistry at Oxford 1993–97 before going into business strategy consulting. An MBA at London Business School followed in 2004. He’s yet another refugee from the world of finance where he worked for the last 10 years. We have already published a couple of articles, on Sémillon and Sassicaia, and many tasting notes by him and look forward to taking advantage of his considerable tasting skills and application.