Sophie Atherton

Freelance journalist Sophie Atherton was the first woman in the UK to be accredited as a beer sommelier. Her work appears regularly in the UK national press and various magazines such as the Campaign for Real Ale’s BEER and trade publication The Morning Advertiser, in which she writes a monthly column. She is an accomplished beer judge in both the UK and USA, at competitions including the World Beer Cup and SIBA’s National Beer Competition. As well as being a beer writer she is also a consultant and PR adviser with clients throughout the beer and pub industry.

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