Pip Martin is the founder of The Tasting Quarter. After management positions in Harrods pantry and its chocolate hall he became a manager in the store’s wine and spirits department where he looked after the team, ran an international client list and managed a range which included over 3,000 wines.
After Harrods, Pip went on to become Corporate Events Manager at Richard Branson’s online wine merchant, Virgin Wines. During his time at Virgin, in little over 15 months, he organised and hosted over 200 wine events for Virgin’s corporate clients, including the BBC, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers and JP Morgan.
Pip’s international work includes hosting wine events in Spain, Russia and South Africa and co-hosting events in Ireland, Holland, Belgium, France, Denmark and Switzerland. He has run virtual and AI augmented tastings for companies including AVMI and Oracle. His media work has included wine presenting on Sky One’s Taste programme and BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. Writing credits include wine articles for Condé Nast’s Gourmet Travel and Esquire.