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Wine and spirits specialist joins the team

We are delighted to announce that the eminent wine and spirits expert Peter Hopkins has joined our team of specialists and will be heading up this new department at Elstob & Elstob. 

Widely acknowledged as one of the North of England’s leading authorities on wine, Peter’s career is packed with an astonishing breadth and depth of experience and knowledge. 

He became the youngest person to pass the WSET Diploma (Wines and Spirits Education Trust – the industry’s official education body) and gained a prestigious Moet and Chandon Champagne Scholarship. Other accolades include the National title of ‘UK Sommelier of the Year’ and he has also acted as an inspector for the consumers’ association Which? 

Peter has plenty of hands-on experience within the industry, with many years under his belt as a wine merchant, restaurateur and wine bar owner. He has lived and worked in many of the major wine producing regions of France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and South Africa, which underpins his vast depth of knowledge and expertise. 

Peter readily shares this experience with other enthusiasts and connoisseurs, and lectures extensively on wine around the country. He also runs various wine appreciation classes and his vineyard tours and specialist wine events are in high demand. 

For over 25 years, Peter has acted as an independent wine valuation and assessment consultant and has considerable experience in preparing auction valuations. 

If you would like to chat to Peter about any aspect of buying and selling wine at auction, please call 01677 333003.

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