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Ben Franks is one of Bath’s best independent wine consultants, offering wine tastings all over the south west and providing expert consultancy for the on-trade.

My passion is to share great wine with you. Wine is much more than a tipple. As Matthew Rhys says, ‘It’s about weather, wine, grapes and people.’ Want to learn more about this magnificent grape? Jump in!

Wine Tastings

Exciting wine tasting parties for private or corporate customers, stag and hen do’s, and wine clubs. All tailored to you from just £22 per person.

Expert Consultancy

Run a restaurant, hotel or bar? I can help you and your staff improve customer service, product knowledge and ultimately sell more wine.

100s of Free Tasting Notes

Find your new favourite wine! Browse my tasting notes by style, or view how they rank on my top wines leaderboard. Make wine? Send me a sample.


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Hey, wine lover!

Don’t miss it: Novel Wines’ big launch party

5pm – 10pm, Saturday 24 September 2016 | Taste 93 wines at our big launch party for Novel Wines, pioneering the finest wines from the world’s undiscovered winemakers. There will also be cheese, charcuterie and live music. Don’t miss it!

Tickets now on sale from just £12pp! Early bird ends July. Spaces limited.

Too early for Christmas?

I’m teaming up once again with the Bath Cake Company to offer our popular dessert wine and cupcake tasting. This Christmas Indulgence tasting is on 9 December 2016 and limited to just 15 spaces.

Book now!

Christmas Indulgence: Cupcake & Sweet Wine Tasting
December 9, 2016
8:00 pm
Bath Cake Company, Fountain Buildings, 14 Lansdown Rd, Bath BA1 5DX
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Taste 7 deliciously indulgent dessert wines alongside the Bath Cake Company's homemade moreish cupcakes. The evening will be hosted by Ben Franks, Bath's leading wine expert, and will include a range of sweet wines from Moscato to Muscat, Sherry to Port and much more. Full tasting notes included. Spaces strictly limited.
Christmas Indulgence: Cupcake & Sweet Wine Tasting
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My Vineyard Journey

On 31 July 2015, I went to Devon to meet Sarah and Andrew Pharoah, owners of the sparkling wine vineyard, English Oak.

The wines were fabulous – particularly their San Gabriel Blancs de Blanc.


On 7 April 2015, I went to Somerset to meet Iain and Jane Awty, the owners of the family run Oatley Vineyard.

The couple were delightful!


On the 22 January 2015, I visited the world-famous English Vineyard in Camel Valley to meet winemaker, Sam Lindo.
In 2014 I tried Camel Valley’s 2010 vintage of the Decanter award-winner sparkling Pinot Noir, which became my best rated wine of 2014 at 93% BFWR  Ben Franks Wine Rating :) .


If you’d like me to do a write-up on your vineyard – I would love to meet you.