Our Educators

Ben Knight

The charismatic and witty Ben Knight wears many hats within the Australian wine industry: Wine writer, Creative Consultant for Melbourne Food and Wine and Wine Director for Bottega Restaurant are just a few of his prestigious positions.

He’s a certified sommelier with extensive experience and he’s quite the regular on the Melbourne food and wine scene, with stints at Vue de Monde, Gin Palace, La Luna and Syracuse under his belt. Ben now owns and operates Ben and Wine.

Jacquie Lewis

A dynamic and vibrant member of The Wine Society’s education team, Jacquie’s passion for wine is infectious. Both enthusiastic and knowledgeable, she has accumulated wine experience from around the globe. Jacquie holds a WSET level 4 diploma and is a qualified saké sommelier. She boasts industry experience from her family vineyard to fine establishments, including One & Only Le Saint Géran as well as Spoon by Alain Ducasse. Jacquie heads wine education and communications consultancy Wine Construct.

Stephen Knight

Astute and talented, Stephen Knight is a long-serving face of The Wine Society. With over 30 years’ experience ranging from wine retailing to restaurant management and wine show judging, Stephen is a passionate and respected industry veteran. These days, Stephen operates his own wine education outfit, Wine Knight.

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