Spear Communications was established in 1997 by Sue Glasgow. It is an independent company specialising in event management for the wine industry ranging from small bespoke dinners and tastings to large generic events.
Our client list has featured many notable names including Robert Parker and The Wine Advocate, Bernard Magret and Gerard Depardieu, The Fladgate Partnership (Taylor’s, Fonseca and Croft Ports), Clos de los Siete (Michel Rolland’s iconic winery in Argentina) and Bordeaux wine producer, Dourthe.
Over two decades, we have spearheaded major UK campaigns for the Conseil Interprofessional du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB), the Consejo Regulador de Rioja and the Port Wine Institute and organised generic tastings for Greece, Wines from Spain, St Emilion Grands Crus, the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and the California Wine Institute. On a smaller scale, we have organised the launch of Gerard Depardieu’s wines, Port Declaration tastings for The Fladgate Partnership, the Symington Family and Noval, press tastings for international winemaker, Michel Rolland, an annual tasting for 10 prestigious Bordeaux chateaux each May plus many others.
Sue has over 30 years’ experience working in the wine trade. She started her career at Michael Druitt Wines before moving to Bordeaux to join the negociant firm Europvin SA. She set up Spear Communications in 1997 following her return to the UK.
During her time in France, Sue travelled extensively through France, Spain and the USA and regularly conducted promotional tours with Vega Sicilia, Rioja Alta and Lustau. Returning to the UK, she joined Ipswich based wine importer, Barwell & Jones, to run its PR and Marketing department and went on to represent the Port Wine Institute under Beckett Communications.
Sue continued working for the Port Wine Institute when she created Spear Communications in 1997 and was made an honorary member of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto by The Fladgate Partnership for her services to Port in 2003.
Sue lives and works in Suffolk.
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