Louise Steel

Tell us about yourself?

I’m a seasoned traveller and am lucky enough to have visited many of the world’s leading wine-producing countries; my favourite being Italy. I have two west highland terriers. My little westies and I walk for miles 10,000 steps a day (always the target, but we mostly hit 5000 a day!)  I’m a big countryside lover, and enjoy all things outdoors

How long worked in industry?

I’ve worked for the Crown Cellars team since July 2021 and have over 30 years’ experience in the wine trade. 7 years in Champagne was an experience, especially approaching the millennium… I did not go short to see in the year 2000!

What’s your favourite part of your job?

Tasting wines! Working with people that are just as passionate as I am about the greatest product on Earth. I love the leisure sector and the characters that work in the trade

What’s your favourite wine?

Mmm, tricky one! Taittinger Champagne, good white oaked burgundy and a drop of Valpolicella are all in the running for that title