La Femme – Joanne Moss – A bit about me

I have recently returned to the UK having lived in Malaysia for many years.

I am an experienced wine educator and Master of Wine student. Career highlights include running beginner and advance WSET-inspired courses, wine importation in Malaysia, running Le Vin et La Femme website (including Wine & Food Matching blog), judging Malaysian and SE Asia Sommelier Competitions and attendance at numerous Master of Wine seminars in the Southern Hemisphere.

I started my career in the Diplomatic Service, then did a stint in Corporate Banking with a US Bank, later becoming an Expat when my husband was posted to Belgium in 1998. This coincided with the birth of our first child and prompted me to turn to drink – well as a hobby at least. I decided to learn more about wine and steadily progressed through the various levels of the WSET (Wines and Spirits Education Trust) courses finally graduating with  Level 4 Diploma. I am now in the second stage of my Master of Wine studies.

Here are some features of my site, content updates frequently:

Wine of the Week: Each week I’ll try to highlight some new discovery something that I’ve found to be quite outstanding or different or just plain yummy. – you’ll get a quick tasting note, details of where to buy it and a suggestion on food pairing.

Wine Facts: Quick up-to-date wine snippets that I think you’ll find interesting.

Wine Blog: Wine-related articles and also Recipes that have featured on my wine appreciation courses; each recipe mentions the wine that we felt went particularly well with the dish. Where I’ve changed the original recipe (and I frequently do) I’ve added an explanatory note too.  This is also where I will announce future tastings, events, or courses.

Food & Wine Matching:  This is for the foodies amongst you.  Dedicated to the recipes alone, with of course, a wine matching suggestion.  The drop-down menu lists relevant categories for ease of reference. In addition the Food & Wine Matcher is available on most pages of the site – this is kindly supplied by my fellow wine wallower, the much admired, Natalie Maclean.

Wine Courses:  Details of the Beginner’s and Advanced Courses, past and present

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