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Raul Diaz started his sommelier career in 2004.
Soon after, he gained a vast experience in hospitality while working onboard cruise lines, luxury hotels and Michelin starred restaurants.
He became a WSET certified educator in 2012 following a real passion for teaching. He has trained more than 5000 students over the years.
Raul is a TV wine presenter for Sunday Brunch, Channel 4 in the UK. He often participates in wine panels for Harper's and the Drinks Business.
He hosts Masterclasses for Taste of London, Imbibe Live, London Wine Fair, Wines of Chile, Wines of Spain and SITT tasting. In 2016, Raul became a VDP Ambassador for German wines in the UK. In 2018, he received the Rioja Communicator of the Year award from his constant support to the promotion of Rioja wines. Since 2019, he has been a wine collaborator for the food and drinks magazine Foodism UK, Square Up media.
Wines & Recipes by Raul Diaz
Wines & Recipes has won Best in the World in the Wine Education category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2021 🏆 The book was one of 1500 entries from 80 countries around the world!
Foreword by Michel Roux Jr. and Steven Spurrier.
Raul Diaz has worked as a wine expert for the last fifteen years, visiting over a hundred countries around the world in the process. Along the way, he recorded the aromas, the colours and the amazing flavours of each of the local cuisines he has tried, alongside some mind-blowing wines.
In Wines & Recipes he shares these experiences. This is not a traditional food-and-wine pairing book. There are no strict rules or cliché traditions. Just a fantastic universe of wines and recipes waiting for you to dive in and enjoy!
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Merken (4 Nov. 2020)
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