Rob Buckhaven, tv presenter, columnist and author is passionate about food and drink and an expert on wine. He has appeared regularly as a wine expert on The Market Kitchen, Something for the Weekend and The Michael Ball Show.
He has been the drinks columnist for the News of the World and The Sun on Sunday and writes regularly on the subject of food and drink matching for the Metro, Great British Food Magazine and Eat Me Magazine. He is also the wine columnist for Stir it Up Magazine.
Rob has spent his career in wine. After graduating from Leeds university with a BA (Hons) Degree in Spanish from Leeds University he first started working in the wine trade. The lure of using his languages to travel the world tasting wine was very compelling and he soon gained in depth experience of the wine industry working for Adnams Wines and making wine in South Australia, living in a caravan on the winery site.
He later worked for Tesco as their in-store wine advisor then quickly moved into the commercial side of wine working for Bibendum Wine. He has been the Senior Brand Manager for Torres Wines & Spirits for the past eight years and is Head of Wine and Wine Buyer for the Boisdale Group of Restaurants in London.
Rob received a distinction in his MBA in Wine Marketing and Management from the prestigious INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux where he wrote his thesis on Spanish wine in the UK market. Seeing an important gap in the market on his return to the UK he set up the award-winning wine website lovethatwine.co.uk in conjunction with Thierry’s Wine Services, offering everyday wine drinkers the chance to write their own reviews on the wines they are quaffing.
Rob is currently writing a book on wine and dating, two subjects close to his heart, and can be found hosting at major shows across the country including the Ideal Home Show, BBC Good Food Show, Taste, Foodies and Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival.