Richard Hemming is a fantastic wine writer. He is also a pretty fantastic wine musician. What is a wine musician? I’m glad you asked.
After going down the Richard Hemming rabbit hole, you’ll find yourself listening to his fabulous Wine Grape Variety Song. He wrote that while studying for his MW, and it clearly paid off.
Richard is now a Master of Wine, he write for Jancis Robinson and has a personal blog that’s worth following if you enjoy his sensibility, charm and humor like I do.
A great person, a great story, a great time. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Richard.
Listen to Richard Hemming’s Interview
Update on Richard
Richard has left his piano behind in the UK. He’s getting settled into a new chapter of life in Singapore. Be sure to follow his journey on his blog and on social media.
About Richard Hemming
Richard is a wine writer, educator and consultant. He became a Master of Wine in 2015.
He has written for JancisRobinson.com regularly since 2008, contributing articles and tasting notes covering every aspect of the wine world. He has also been published by the Financial Times, Decanter, The Drinks Business, Harpers Wine & Spirit, The World Of Fine Wine, Noble Rot and has monthly wine columns in the Drinks Retailing News and Living France.
Alongside writing, Richard produces the podcast A Glass With, judges in international wine competitions and teaches wine courses for companies and private clients. Additionally, he runs bespoke wine tastings, events and dinners in London and beyond.
His previous roles in the wine industry include six years of UK retail management with Majestic Wine, viticultural assistant at Gusbourne Estate in Kent, and surviving (just) the 2008 vintage in McLaren Vale as a cellarhand. He is a frequent finalist in all the major international wine writing awards.
Outside wine, Richard plays the piano a bit and cooks as much as possible.