Governors, Patrons and Associates of The Fine Wine Society

Dominic Thomas-James

Governor & Founder

 

Dominic was a Law student at King's College London (2013). He was called to the Bar of England and Wales and is currently a doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge, where is work focusses on transnational economic misconduct in the Caribbean. Prior to his Ph.D, Dominic obtained an M.Phil from the University of Cambridge. He is a Bordeaux enthusiast having travelled the region extensively and tasted wine in the company of Paul Pontallier of Château Margaux and Bernard de Laage de Meux of Château Palmer. 

William Cooper

Governor & Co-Founder

 

William was also a student of Law at King's College London and graduated in 2013. Before studying at King's, he successfully completed his Bachelors in Economics in Queen's University Canada. He has trained as a solicitor in the University of Law in London, and is currently undertaking his LLM. He returns to his native Bermuda to train with an international commercial law firm this year. William is a long-standing wine enthusiast and shared Dominic's sentiment that a Fine Wine Society was much needed at King's. William has extensive knowledge about Champagne and White Burgundy, and is also a lover of Chilean wine. 

 

Benedict Sharrock

Governor

 

Benedict was a law student at King's College London, graduating in 2013. He has trained as a solicitor at the University of Law in London, and finished his LLM there. Benedict entered the Society as a relative novice - eager to learn more about the wonderful world of fine wine. Much has changed, and his taste buds have developed and he can now see the purpose of buying a £60 bottle of Louis Jadot Puligny-Montrachet rather than a £10 bottle of Pinot Grigio. 

James Edward Lawrence

Associate

 

James is a self confessed 'wine-obsessive', passionate about discovering and promoting the lesser known wines and regions of the world. After completing his Law degree at the University of East Anglia, James followed his passion for writing and his hobby for wine and became a Wine Journalist and Critic. He is a frequent contributor to Decanter, Harpers Wine and Spirits, The Drinks Business and lifestyle magazine QS. In 2004 James studied at Bilbao, Northern Spain, where he was able to further his interest in Spanish wine. James founded The Wine Remedy, an online forum to make wine accessible to all; the fellow wine enthusiast, the novice, indeed anyone who is curious to learn more about the wonderful world of wine.

 

Alexander Isaac

Patron

 

Alexander Isaac has been a fundamental figure in the development of the Fine Wine Society. An architectural designer, Mr Isaac specializes in Super-Yacht projects and was award winning at the 2011 International Yacht Awards at the Savoy Hotel, London. A partner in the yacht design studio Lila-Lou London, in 2012 Alex established AIDA (Alexander Isaac Design Associates) which focuses more on land-based commercial and residential luxury projects. He is currently working on a new coastal restaurant off the South Wales coast. Mr Isaac is a passionate wine enthusiast and has been a key figure in securing relationships between the Society and the wine world. 

Jack Bowyer

Patron

 

Jack Bowyer is an entrepreneur with a background in the brewing industry. He is also a successful restauranteur and pub-owner with establishments in Surrey and Hampshire. Mr Bowyer executively produces and finances feature films, releasing two movies this year. He has been an avid supporter of the Fine Wine Society. A wine lover (despite his beer heritage), Jack's favourite wines include Bordeaux and Rioja. 

Adam Doyle

Patron

 

Adam Doyle is a visiting lecture at King's College London, and is the Programme Leader for the LL.B and GDL programmes at BPP University, Birmingham. He has taught contract, trusts and restitution both at undergraduate and postgraduate level to English and International students. His research areas are in international trusts and estate planning, which he has used to advise successful individuals, and the circumstances when constructive trusts arise in conjunction with the family home. 

 

Contact Details

 

Email: 

 

kclfinewinesociety@gmail.com

 

OR

john.willis@kcl.ac.uk

Tel: (0)7946764462

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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