John Porter has more than 20 years’ experience as a food and drink writer and journalist, and is accredited as a Beer Sommelier by the Beer & Cider Academy and the Institute of Brewing & Distilling.

John has hosted tastings, seminars and beer & food matching sessions at a wide range of industry, corporate and consumer events, in venues ranging from local pubs to West End restaurants leading hotel .

John’s varied food & drink judging experience spans everything from the CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain and the Tesco Drinks Awards to the Fish & Chip Shop of the Year and Britain’s Best Pub Sausage.