Our Wine Experts

We have a panel of three wine specialists to deliver our wine appreciation courses. Each of our experts has a wealth of experience in sourcing and tasting wine and will be delighted to share their in-depth knowledge and experience with you during our wine tasting evenings.

Martina Delaney has worked as a Sommelier in a Michelin starred restaurant for 21 years and brings a unique understanding of wine and food pairing. Martina has travelled widely and experienced first-hand many of the world’s greatest wines. She has an immense passion for wine and communicates with great enthusiasm.

Gavin Watchorn has worked in wine retail and wholesale for more than 25 years. He has travelled widely and tasted even more widely. He brings a unique slant to wine education combining wit, depth of knowledge and a certain irreverence.

David Whelehan has been submerged in the world of wine for over 40 years. Tutored by his father ‘TP’ he learned the rudiments of wine tasting at an early age and continues to fine tune his pallet daily. He has worked in wineries in France and California, has travelled widely and tasted extensively. He is a diploma holder from the WSET and has successfully completed the 1 st year of the MW program. He is TV3’s Saturday AM resident wine expert. David leads the team bringing his depth of knowledge, his insatiable passion and inherent encouraging nature.