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Guild Member Profile


Annabel Smith

Beer Sommelier
  • Full member
  • training
  • public speaking
  • writing
  • presenting and event organiser
  • Yorkshire and Humber
  • ba-journalism
  • beer-academy-sommelier
  • food-matching
  • spirits
  • on-trade
  • historical
  • history-of-beer
  • beer-styles
  • quizzes
  • managingalcohol relatedhealthproblems
  • education

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

Award winning Beer Sommelier, Imbibe Educator of the Year 2017, Founder Dea Latis, Guild Board Member

What you can offer as a writer/beer lover?

Annabel Smith is a freelance beer trainer, speaker, educator and writer with over 30 years experience in the industry.She is an accredited Beer Sommelier, and designs and delivers bespoke training packages for the trade and consumers. She hosts beer and food events throughout the UK, and is frequently commissioned to write features for the media and trade press. She has featured on national television and radio, and is an enthusiastic advocate of engaging people with the beer category

What do you like most about being a Guild of Beer Writers member?

Being amongst like minded people who are excellent at communicating their love of beer in engaging and exciting ways

Pieces of work by Annabel:

  • Something for The Weekend

    A weekly series of articles published each Friday on the Cask Marque website. Each piece features a different cask ale paired with food woven into narrative describing why the beer means so much to the author