Best known for his expertise on wine, Joe’s TV credentials include regular appearances on shows including Great Food Live, Saturday Kitchen, Ladette to Lady and This Morning. A wine columnist for The Sunday Express, Joe also writes for magazines including ‘Waitrose Food Illustrated’, ‘Red’ and regular articles in the trade press. Joe also judges at various international wine competitions and acts as a consultant to numerous companies in the wine trade.
The son of a pub owner and Chef, Joe Wadsack was drawn back to his childhood love of cooking after several years at the RAF and, upon leaving the forces, travelled to Bordeaux to study wine making. These qualifications led him to the UK based off-license, Oddbins, where he used his new found wine knowledge to complement the already impressive skills of his chef father, making his parent’s once humble gastro-pub a national award winner.
Now successfully partnering his love of food with his interest in wine Joe Wadsack was well on his way to becoming a renowned celebrity chef. Impressed by his experience and passion retail giant Sainsbury’s employed Joe to develop a company wide training course for their in-store advisors that covered not only wine but also beer and spirits. Similarly drawn by his rising stardom Waitrose head-hunted Wadsack and employed him as one of their chief wine buyers for five years until he left the group to pursue his television celebrity chef career.
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