Tom is a dynamic and upbeat live presenter. A natural communicator with a bright, playful charisma and sense of humour. This allows him to convey his detailed knowledge and experience in wine, food and hospitality in a unique and engaging style.
Examples of Tom’s live work include;
Three Wine Men Tom is an official member of the revolving trio alongside Oz Clarke, Tim Atkin, Olly Smith & Susy Atkins
BBC Good Food Show Tom hosts the main drinks stage at the NEC, as well as hosting masterclasses with chefs and experts ranging from sourdough-making, macarons, to children’s classes
Battle Of The Bottles Co-founder of the anarchic live wine events (venues include The Ivy Club and Skylon)
British Airways Food & Drink Experience Events Tom was chosen as the wine presenter for BA’s events, alongside chefs including Tom Kerridge and Ollie Dabous
Tom has had success on TV, Online TV, Apps and Radio including appearances on;
ITV’s This Morning Pairing wines alongside food from Jose Pizarro, Aldo Zilli & Jean-Christophe Novelli
Talk Radio joining Mark
BBC Sussex & Surrey
67 Pall Mall TV Tom is a regular host on the wine-specialist channel’s most-watched ‘The Daily Pour’ magazine show and regularly presents on-location episodes for the channel, recent themes include ‘British Game’ and ‘The History and Future of British Beer’.
Pingza Lead presenter on wine-app from 2019-2021
Tom has written and contributed to articles for trade and consumer publications, including;
Three Wine Men
The Drop Wickham Wines Newsletter
Tom has a busy corporate event and public speaking career catering for private and corporate events. He is recommended by top speakers bureaus such as Speakers Corner
He works closely and regularly with many of the most established names in the industry, has a strong peer group and network within the trade and trade media and continues to undertake highly-considered drinks trade consultancy roles with premium brands and restaurants
Alongside his work, Tom is the co-founder of the not-for-profit and charitable foundation Table Talk Sussex, which puts chefs in primary schools to teach food education. He was also a founding steering committee member for The Drinks Trust’s The Drinks Community
In 2019 he was shortlisted for the IWSC Outstanding Achievement In Wine Award
In 2020 Tom co-founded the successful challenger drinks agency Glass Half Full, he and the founders secured the initial portfolio of nine exciting brands, including Mirabeau Rosé, Punchy, Sapling Vodka and Pickle House. Tom departed this role in February 2022 to balance his media work, family life and trade work, which had frankly, got way out of hand! Tom remains close with GHF and they collaborate often.
Prior to his media work, Tom grew up in the hospitality trade and enjoyed roles in restaurants including the original The Ivy and was the Business Development Director for pioneering English winery Ridgeview for over six years.