David Stevens-Castro is a highly regarded wine expert originally from Chile. He has a degree in Agricultural Science, specialising in fruit and wine production, and extensive experience as an award-winning sommelier. Fran Flynn is a commercial photographer and graphic designer, originally from Ireland, specialising in the food industry.

Living together on the Gold Coast in Australia, they have pooled their skills as a husband-and-wife team to publish books, produce content and share their expertise with the skills they excel in.


 
 
 
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David Stevens-Castro

David Stevens-Castro is a highly respected, award-winning, wine expert, whose admirable palate is regularly employed for wine selection and judging.

With an honours degree in Agricultural Science, specialising in fruit and wine production, and extensive experience managing multi-venue beverage programs in five star hotel environments, along with regular jaunts as an international wine judge — he is uniquely positioned to offer excellent advice and training.

His experience is broad;

  • wine-making as an agricultural scientist

  • wine buying, stock management and financial management as a wine & beverage manager

  • marketing, trends and wine business as a Master of Wine student and author

  • assessing wines as an international wine judge

  • consumer and food & wine pairing knowledge as a senior sommelier.

He lives on the Gold Coast in Australia and travels regularly to expand his knowledge.

Click here to see his linkedin profile.

Fran Flynn

Award winning photographer and graphic designer Fran Flynn honed her skills in all things creative in her home country of Ireland - before setting off on adventures that meandered through five continents.

After working between London, Sydney and Dublin for a time, she settled in Byron Bay in Australia and established her own successful creative agency. After meeting David and a move to the Gold Coast, her focus on food and wine related work became more defined.

These days food & commercial photography as well as producing cook books is her core service offering. Additionally she teaches in-person workshops in photography for Le Cordon Bleu as well as online via her website.  

You can view full details of her services here;
www.franflynn.com.au

and her courses here;
www.franflynncourses.com