About Us

About Us

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.

Wine Credentials

WSET level 4 Diploma (DipWSET) – graduated 2021

WSET Level 3 exam marker

Member of the Society of Wine Educators

Organiser of the Brighton & Hove Wine Appreciation Group

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.

Beer Credentials

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.