Birravini Ltd was established by Adrian Heft – I have spent most of my career working in various Finance-related roles but have for some time had a passion for wine, beer and locally-produced food, and passing on that enthusiasm to others, so now I’m doing what I really enjoy.
WSET level 4 Diploma (DipWSET) – graduated 2021
WSET Level 3 exam marker
Member of the Society of Wine Educators
Co-Founder of the Brighton & Hove wine tasting group – see www.bhwinetasters.wordpress.com
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) pass 93%
Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) pass with Highest Honours 91%
Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) pass with Honours
French Wine Scholar (FWS) pass with Honours
WSG Provence Master Level pass with Highest Honours
WSG Bordeaux Master Level pass with Honours
Regulatory Council of Jerez-Xeres-Sherry Advanced course passed 91%
Certified Sherry Wine Specialist (CSWS) passed with Highest Honours
Rioja Wine Diploma for Trade and Distribution
Symington School of Port Master level passed 2022
California Wine Certification Level 1
WSET Level 3 pass with distinction (qualified for the Viva Voce as one of the top 30 UK candidates)
WSET Level 2 pass with distinction (98%)
Holder of BIIAB Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
Arranged visits to wine producers in England, South Africa, Rioja, Priorat, Montsant, Alicante, Jerez, Valpolicella, Soave, Bardolino, Western Australia, Germany, St Emilion, Bordeaux, Bergerac, Tuscany, Okanagen Valley, Virginia and Porto.
Organised many wine tasting functions for colleagues and clients.
Cask Marque Beer Professional – passed 100% 2022
Institute of Brewing and Distilling General Certificate in Brewing passed 2021
Cask Marque BIIAB Level 2 award in Beer and Cellar Quality
Completed Brewlab Start Up Brewing course at the University of Sunderland
Excellent product knowledge of British cask beers obtained from over 20 years experience of working at CAMRA beer festivals.
More than five years experience of serving on CAMRA beer tasting and judging panels.
More than ten years as a CAMRA local branch committee member – currently Pubs Officer, previously Treasurer. Local branch Pub of the Year co-ordinator 2022.
Five years as CAMRA brewery liaison officer for Harvey and Son (Lewes) – in my view Britain’s best brewery.