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Ruth Spivey
Ruth Spivey
Ruth Spivey

I’m a wine consultant, writer and founder of Wine Car Boot, an independent wine market championing independent shops and producers. My consulting work includes putting together wine lists for restaurants and shops, creative and producing events, helping private and corporate clients select, buy and better enjoy wine and working with brand, marketing and PR agencies on innovative and insightful wine strategy. I am the UK Ambassador for Star Wine List and as well as contributing to publications such as Hudin.com, I am writing my first book, Wines From A Small Island, a travelogue of my recent two year road trip around English vineyards.

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In Praise of Airport Drinking

by  |  05-07-2022 ~ 5 Comments

I love airports. Despite the tedious queues and necessary security measures, when it comes to alcohol consumption, you are in highly permissive and democratic territory. Gatwick : South Terminal : 0700 I’m going to Greece.... more » I love airports. Despite the tedious queues and necessary security measures, when... more »

The definitive wine guide for Christmas

by  |  16-12-2020 ~ 1 Comment

Several years back, we published a definitive wine guide to American Thanksgiving. Here, Ruth Spivey deftly picks up the torch to take on British Christmas! Around this time of year every single wine journalist –... more » Several years back, we published a definitive wine guide to American Thanksgiving.... more »