Porter, John

Freelance food and drink writer, accredited Beer Sommelier, and co-director of hospitality industry PR consultancy ShielPorter Communications, providing PR and marketing services to a range of clients. John contributes feature and comment articles to a range of B2B titles, and is a former Food Editor of The Publican, and Features Editor of Retail Week. He has experience in food, drink, pub, restaurant and retail journalism across trade, consumer, broadcast and online media. As a Beer Sommelier, John hosts beer tastings and beer & food matching events for both corporate and consumer events. Judging experience includes The Publican Awards, The Publican Food & Drink Awards, CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, CAMRA Champion Cider & Perry of Britain, Society of Independent Brewers Awards, Tesco Drinks Awards and Honey Beer award at The National Honey Show.

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