The Connoisseur Wine School was established in September 1998. Margaret Silbermann, who is well known in the wholesale sector of the British wine trade, leads the wine courses. Margaret has developed Connoisseur’s programme to meet the needs of wine lovers and will conduct many of the wine tastings herself, although qualified lecturers and specialists will be brought in for certain events.

All of Connoisseur events are fun, friendly and informal but informative at the same time, with the emphasis on tasting good quality wines, which are currently available on the British market.

Our wine tastings are held in small groups of 20 – 30 participants and last approximately two hours.

The Connoisseur – Margaret Silbermann

Margaret, born in Poland, speaks four languages, has a degree in Economics and a post graduate of Marketing from the London City Business School. She holds the WSET Diploma and has completed her advanced studies for the Master of Wine qualification.

With 25 years experience within the British Wine Trade; buying, selling and compiling wine lists for restaurants and hotels, her knowledge is extensive. Her work has taken her to all corners of the globe, where she has had first hand experience of the wines being produced and met the people creating them. Whilst working as a Sales Director, Margaret specialised in boutique wineries and fine wines.

Today she splits her time between London and the Languedoc, south of France, where she advises on wine production. Margaret is available for consultancy wine work, including wine list selection and staff training. Please contact Margaret for more information and to discuss your specific needs.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Connoisseur Team