Based in Horsham, West Sussex, Michael Arditti works as a freelance wine consultant throughout the south of England.

He maintains various roles within the trade, from promotional events to writing for magazines, web editorial and lecturing. He hosts tutored wine tasting for private and corporate clients, including local wine societies.

Educated to degree level, Michael holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma with Honours and in 1998 won the Paten Prize for the best paper on Bordeaux. He now lectures at the WSET and is studying to attain the coveted title of Master of Wine (MW). In 2003 he passed the notoriously difficult MW tasting papers. In 2006 he became a Bordeaux International Tutor, accredited by the CIVB.

David Guimaraens (winemaker at Taylors / Fonseca) & Michael Arditti at Quinta da Terra Feita in the Douro, 1999

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