Roger is a retired Michelin Star Chef, who has been working with the Wine Trade for over 30 years. He has a depth of Marketing and Promotional experience gained from working with Global Brands over his illustrious career. He is also a Wine Journalist and has been with The-Buyer.net since its conception.
Wine Australia, WOSA, New Zealand Wine Growers, MMD, Pommery, Negociants UK, Craggy Range, Enotria, Hallgarten, Wines of Alsace, Rebel Pi, Georgian Chamber of Commerce, The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town,
Roger's most recent client was Jackie Fast, star of the BBC The Apprentice, promoting her REBEL Pi Ice Wine. Roger introduced her to a host of top Wine Journalists and helped her place the Rebel Pi in the market.
Michelin Stars, Restaurants & Gastronomy
With over 40 years in the hospitality business, Roger is a highly respected Chef, having held a Michelin Star for 12 years in a row, and owned the highly acclaimed restaurant; The Harrow at Little Bedwyn. The restaurant wine list won numerous awards including; Decanter Restaurant of The Year, The Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, The World of Fine Wine Three Stars and The Jury's Award, The AA Restaurant Wine List of The Year twice, International Wine Challenge to name a few. Roger has also consulted for numerous restaurants.
From humble beginnings at the age of 16 working in a Caravan Park in West Wales, to being the youngest ever Head Chef running State Banquets at The Guildhall in the City of London at the age of 21 to being a personal Chef to Global Pop Superstars and an Oil Billionaire, to owning the highly his own restaurant.
As a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, Roger has worked with The-Buyer.net as one of their first contributing editors and works with numerous other Wine Journals including Decanter, Imbibe & Drinks Business.
Decanter Magazine & Decanter World Wine Awards - Panel Judge, specialising in Australia and New Zealand for over a decade
International Wine & Spirit Competition - Panel Chair; Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
Pinnacle Awards - Associate Judge
The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships - Ambassador
The Taittinger Sommelier of The Year Award - Judge
Roger works with numerous charities including NSPCC Wales, Ty Hafan, The Welsh Guards, SCOPE, www.annavictorious.com and was delighted to be one of Sam Warburton's Patrons for his Testimonial Year.
"The Wine Chef bar none. Roger Jones has turned his passion for wine into a headline act, bringing great cooking and a deep knowledge of the wines of South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere to the table doing much for the profile of New World wine and food compatibility" HARPERS' HOT 50 Awards; celebrating the most influential people in the Wine On-Trade