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Vivienne Franks

Joining wine-pages to expand our coverage of the world's restaurants, is Vivienne Franks. Vivienne is a wine educator and writer. She holds the WSET Diploma, and is about to embark on her MW. Vivienne spent 15 years as Food Buyer for Marks & Spencer, where part of her job was to keep abreast of food trends and innovate new products, and to eat out a lot! She has a degree in French and German and travels widely with her restaurant inspector husband, to increase her wine knowledge and to sample the world's great restaurants.

Vivienne regularly judges for The International Wine and Spirit Competition and International Wine Challenge. In addition she is a frequent panel taster for the Decanter magazine. Vivienne teaches for The Wine Education Service, which runs courses and events for wine lovers. She also teaches for the WSET School, and for Leith's School of Food and Wine.

Vivienne's reviews appear within the main restaurant section of the site.