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Hi, I’m Matt ↓

About Matt Woodburn-Simmonds

Have you ever wandered down the wine aisle or been handed a wine list and just stared in blank panic? Overwhelmed by the number of choices and under pressure to buy a wine you will love? Yup, me too.

My story starts many grey hairs ago when I was getting ready for the first date with my now wife. I knew nothing about wine and spent hours furiously consulting Google to try and impress her with my wine selection. Fast forward two years and I was Head Sommelier at a Michelin star restaurant.

After spending a decade helping people pick wines at some of the best restaurants in the world, it’s time to pass on that knowledge to you.

“The only thing worse than bad wine is listening to someone spout a load of confusing BS about wine”

Wine doesn’t need to be complicated. You don’t need to take notes or read enormous thick books to learn about wine and confidently one you’ll love. That’s why I started Decoding Wine – to provide you with easy-to-follow guides that will empower you to choose wines you’ll enjoy drinking, without all the fluff, fear, and jargon.

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Learning about wine should be easy
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