Lavinia Brown is a wine specialist, events organiser and educator. With over twenty years' experience in the wine trade, she organizes private and corporate wine events, offers bespoke cellar creation and management services, hosts lessons and interactive workshops and in 2009, published a pocket-sized guide: ‘Cracking the Wine Code’.
Half-French and an Oxford graduate in Philosophy and Modern Languages, she has lived and worked in London, Hong Kong, Paris and Geneva. She was included in Who’s Who of Wine in Asia, has participated in the harvest and winemaking of Bordeaux’s first growth claret, Château Latour, and was awarded a Vintner’s Scholarship by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust for her top grades. Lavinia is the former wine specialist for Bonhams auction house in London.