Michel Roux JR

Le Gavroche


Ronan is the ultimate professional. He is as passionate about teaching and passing on his immeasurable knowledge as he is skillful at pouring wine!

Gerard Basset MS, MW, OBE

Hotel Terravina


Having known Ronan for more than twenty years and been involved with him on several wine projects I can testify of his outstanding talent.

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Tim Atkin MW

Three Wine Men


Ronan combines knowledge, empathy and hands on experience of working in some of the world's best restaurants: that's what makes him such a great educator.

Isa Bal MS

Head Sommelier, The Fat Duck


Ronan is an excellent organiser and mentor and has one of the best wine knowledge in UK.

Xavier Rousset MS

Texture Restaurant


Passionate and very talented, Ronan has always been extremely pro-active in training and teaching younger generation of sommeliers. Now is a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy Ronan’s expertise.

Bryan Dawes MS

Court of Master Sommeliers


Ronan is a very valuable member of the Master Sommelier Organisation. His knowledge and passion for wine is frequently passed on to candidates at all levels of our education programmes.

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Tom Aikens

Restaurant Tom Aikens


I used to work with Ronan Sayburn, he was my head sommelier. He was always very professional, always very good in terms of the wines we used to serve Pied à Terre.

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Michael West

General Manager, Pollen Street Social


I've known Ronan for the last 10 years, not only worked together but opened many restaurants together. Ronan's passion for the wine business is phenomenal, second to none.

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Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley


My time with Ronan was in his early days, I watched Ronan become a Master Sommelier, and work in a 3-star Michelin restaurant. He worked incredibly hard.

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Fred Siriex

General Manager, Galvin at Windows


The industry is in great need of sommeliers and so I welcome Ronan's initiative (in creating the RS Wine Academy) and I sincerely hope it will help us fill the skills and staff shortages.

Robert Wheatcroft

Sales Director, Vine Trail Ltd


Ronan is highly respected and at the very top of his profession as a Master Sommelier and wine buyer. He has huge knowledge that he both passes on to his own team and enthusiastically shares with wine enthusiasts generally.

Simon King

Fat Duck Group


Having worked with Ronan Sayburn in the past, I have seen first-hand his expertise, people skills, passion, and knowledge of wine and wine service.

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