Libby Brodie is the founder of Bacchus & Brodie Wine Consultancy, a wine consultant and City AM’s wine columnist.
She has featured in the Top 100 Most Influential People in Drinks 2023, by Drinks Retailing. Libby Brodie is a qualified wine consultant and has been shortlisted twice as Emerging Wine Communicator of the Year. She is passionate about accessible wine communication is evident in her work
Libbie Brodie writes a weekly wine column at City AM, writing about all aspects of wine, including how to tell what you like, wine travel and how to navigate the wine list system to get value for money.
She is also regularly published in The Buyer, Cosmopolitan, Club Oenologique, the Daily Mail, Thrillist and the Metro, Libby has also presented online, on radio, on podcasts and TV including teaching England Rugby Legend Joe Marler how to taste wine and recommending wines on morning TV.
Libbie Brodie works with private clients, events companies and on industry campaigns, hosting tastings both in person and online, sourcing and curating wine lists. She co-founded The Wine Collective to work on social media content and strategy with premium brands.
Libby Brodie started her career in theatre, working as producer on award-winning international productions.
In 2020, she was working on three productions due to open, including Dreamwork’s Madagascar the Musical, which had been flown to New Zealand.
Unfortunately, the pandemic caused all three productions to close. During lockdown, Libby pursued her interest in wine and qualified with WSETs (Wine and Spirit Education Trust).
In January 2021, she launched Bacchus & Brodie Wine Consultancy and shortly after joined City AM as their regular wine columnist, where she writes the “Wine Without The Snobbery” page.
Libby also co-founded The Wine Collective with three other women in the wine industry, a social media strategy company working with brands and regions to create effective campaigns to achieve goals for growth. They aim to make wine relevant, attract younger, more diverse consumers and improve the visibility of women in wine.
Libby is passionate about wine and is passionate about accessible communication about wine or as she sees it, ‘translator’ of the world of wine. This is evident in the wine tourism course she created for Lonely Planet affiliate Bright Trip, in her YouTube channel ‘Boozy & The Beast: How To Drink Better’, as well as her recent series ‘Roaming The Rhone’. Libby has also featured in a number of other publications including Conde Nast Traveller and The Buyer. Her down-to-earth, snobbery free writing have made her a popular choice for those thinking about and choosing wine.
“What Libby does is extraordinary. I love her enthusiasm, professionalism, the way she presents and her encompassing wonderfulness. She’s obviously a very special person. Thank you for joining the wine tribe, the whole wine world is a richer place for it.”
Bruce Jack, Winemaker and Owner of Bruce Jack Wines.
“Libby takes all the pretention out of wine selection and brings with it her effervescent sense of humour and epic laugh. Her virtual tasting sessions have brought us laughs, education and much needed transatlantic connection in 2020.”
Suzannah Butcher, Food Stylist, Writer and Co-Owner of Bombetta Restaurant