Peter McCombie is a New Zealand-born, English resident Master of Wine, based in London.
After ten years of handling prestige On Trade accounts for three of London’s leading merchants, Peter now operates an independent wine consultancy service, principally for hotels and restaurants, as well as writing and speaking about wine.
Peter McCombie was awarded the Master of Wine qualification in 1994, while working for Italian specialist merchant Winecellars. The qualification, which is for wine professionals only, covers all aspects of wine from viticulture and winemaking through to marketing and tasting. He has subsequently taught MW students and is a Wine & Spirit Education Trust Accredited Tutor.
He is wine consultant to a number of restaurants and hotels. Previous clients have included the Cinnamon Club, Groupe Chez Gerard, Searcy’s, Sonny’s Restaurants and Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen. Current clients include The Dorchester, Villandry, Gruppo, Moro and The Zetter.
Peter is in demand as a speaker at corporate and public events and writes for Square Meal, Restaurant, Dorchester Magazine, Decanter and Sainsbury’s Magazine. He tastes for WINE and Decanter magazines and judges at the world’s largest wine competition the International Wine Challenge.