Ronan Sayburn has joined the Hotel du Vin Group as its director of wine and sprits. Sayburn has been involved in the wine business for nearly 20 years.
His previous experience includes stints working for Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, Pied à Terre and wine merchant OW Loeb.
He also worked for the Gordon Ramsay Group as executive head sommelier for eight years, mainly in the Royal Hospital Road, and created the wine lists and trained wine service teams for Claridge's, the Connaught, the Savoy, Boxwood Café, Maze and several overseas operations.
More recently he was at the Greenhouse restaurant in London's Mayfair, which has the UK's largest wine list of 3,400 bins.
Sayburn is a Master Sommelier, previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year competition and competed twice representing the UK in the European Sommelier Competition. When not drinking wine, he runs marathons and can be found deep diving shipwrecks.