The Oxford Wine Company has taken on Nancy Gilchrist MW as a consultant for the business.

Gilchrist ran the Carlton wine bar near the White House in Washington DC and spent two years writing the wine column for The Boston Globe. When she returned to the UK she became head of the Grants of St James School of Wine, and her career since then was in wine education.

She ran the Christie’s Wine Course after Michael Broadbent MW and Steven Spurrier retired and launched the new Academie du Vin at 67 Pall Mall last year.

She became UK Champagne Ambassador for 2013, is UK ambassador for Alto Adige and also for Trentodoc and regularly visits the vineyards of South Africa.

She also teaches at Leith’s School of Food & Wine where she devised the essential module of Food & Wine Combinations. This is an area she hopes to use to good effect in her new role as wine consultant to The Oxford Wine Company.