Having grown up around wine with a father in the trade Gemma knew from early on this was what she wanted to do. Having set up a wine society at university and subsequently spending two years working for a medium sized importer in the North she left England for warmer climes for 2 years of winery work, making wine in order to get a deeper, more practical understanding of the process where she was lucky enough to learn under top winemakers such as Patrick Léon. Since returning, she has joined IG Wines looking to expand her knowledge of the fine wine sector and is undertaking her Advanced WSET. When push comes to shove she most enjoys aged left bank claret with a perfect roast or white burgundy from the source where she spends a lot of her holiday. She speaks French and is a keen traveller.