Ed's love of good wine meant that founding HarperWells was always something of an inevitability. He's equally dedicated to the European classics as well as new, cutting-edge styles of winemaking from every corner of the world.
North-Norfolk born, Ed's wine career began in 1995 when he graduated from the University of Reading and joined the respected trainee programme at Majestic Wine. During his 3 years with Majestic Ed gained both his WSET Higher Certification followed by the coveted Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
In 1998 Ed joined the newly formed Fine Wine Service at Direct Wines (better known as Laithwaites or The Sunday Times Wine Club). It was during his time in this expert team that he specialised in sourcing and selling the worlds finest wines. At this time he also travelled extensively in Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne to fully understand both the wines and the marketplace. In recent years Ed has developed further links with outstanding wineries in Spain, Italy, Australia, North America as well as many more winemakers in the classic regions of France. He specialises in European wines and in particular the great wines of France and Italy. Recently his interest in fine Australian wines has increased, particularly in the McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Ed has a close working relationship with several of the worlds most prestigous domaines.
Ed is chief buyer at HarperWells and manages much of the commercial activity. Ed manages the smooth-running and content of the HarperWells website and HarperWells events.
Ed is also a member of the prestigous Acadamie du Champagne.
Outside of wine Ed has been a competitive oarsman, rowing at National Championship level and competing at Henley Royal Regatta. These days he is a (vaguely) competitive cyclist and travels to the great cycling meccas of Europe when he can. He regularly competes with Brian to discover who knows the most ridiculous music fact of the day.
You can contact Ed or by email wells@