Justin Howard-Sneyd MW
JUSTIN HOWARD-SNEYD MW – Owner – Domaines of the Bee – France
After 15 years as a UK supermarket buyer, culminating in 5 years heading up the Waitrose wine team, and then three years as Tony Laithwaite’s Global Wine Director, Justin now works as an independent wine consultant, advising businesses in the UK, Europe and Asia on a wide range of business and commercial topics from strategy, buying, marketing, brand positioning and direct to consumer selling.
He heads up the advisory panel for the Global Wine Database, and acts as Wine Consultant to the Masala World Group, whose restaurants include Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya. He sits on the council of the Institute of Masters of Wine, and recently served as a committee member on the IMW Endowment Fund Auction, which raised £1.2 million, as well as advising a number of private clients and wine producers.
Since 2007, Justin has produced his own wine (www.domaineofthebee.com) from 4 hectares of vines in the Roussillon region of the South of France, near the village of Maury. In 2015, he also launched his own, gold medal winning English sparkling wine – Hart of Gold (www.hart-of-gold.co.uk). He sells these wines direct to an enthusiastic audience of wine club members.