After WSET studies and a host of jobs in retail, buying and importing, Ruth turned freelance in 2013 with the hope of bringing something fresh to the otherwise exclusive world of wine. That year she launched the Wine Car Boot, an independent wine market now in its seventh year, and a Flight Club, her speed tasting night. She has written opening wine lists for several restaurants in London and co-hosts the wine offer at Wilderness Festival Today, Ruth is London Ambassador for Star Wine List – the online global guide to great places to drink wine – and part of the Carte Blanche Wines team, an importer of ecologically-minded wines from France and Spain. She advises on all aspects of wine for a range of business and private clients, judges at the Decanter World Wine Awards, hosts tastings and speaks on panels and podcasts. Her own wine site, Guzzlebox, is launching this summer. Ruth was Imbibe Innovator of the Year 2014, GQ Sommelier of the Year 2016, Young British Foodie (Alcohol) 2017 and listed in the Hot 50 by Harpers Wine & Spirits 2018.