Neil Phillips, aka The Wine Tipster, who has long combined his passion for wine and racing, is now giving something back to the industry he loves by joining Racing Welfare as an Ambassador.
His new role with Racing Welfare will see Neil will play an important part in highlighting not only the charity’s fundraising events and activities but also the many vital services they provide to racing’s workforce. Neil joins a roster of Racing Welfare Ambassadors that includes Darren ‘Birdie’ Bird, Paul Nicholls, Jack Lander and Hayley Moore.
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Having been passionate about racing from childhood, Neil is now a respected racing pundit and is the tipster and sommelier for Jockey Club Racecourses and presents at Goodwood, Ascot and York racecourses. He has appeared as The Wine Tipster on ITV Racing, Channel 4 Racing and Racing TV and, as The Wine Tipster, Neil also writes a weekly racing tips column for Unibet. He is also involved in the racing syndicate, My Racing Manager, which has had two Cheltenham winners. Neil has worked in the wine and spirits industry for over 30 years, including key roles at Pernod Ricard and E & J Gallo.
Neil is a well-known face and voice in the hospitality world, with a uniquely engaging style, bringing wine and food training to audiences up and down the UK, and a judge at The Caterer’s Product Excellence Awards and at the Glass of Bubbly Awards. Neil often works alongside famous names, including top chefs such as Raymond Blanc, Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr, Emily Roux and René Redzepi, as well as working closely with the country’s most talented racecourse chefs.
Neil was clearly honoured to be joining Racing Welfare as an Ambassador, commenting: “Hospitality is a key part of any day at the races, be it a fine dining experience or simply a cup of coffee and a sandwich. Catering for conferencing and events is also an important service offered by hospitality staff at racecourses. It’s important we highlight and support the many people employed in the hospitality sector of racing and I am delighted to be part of that by becoming an Ambassador at Racing Welfare, whose commitment, energy and creativity I greatly admire.”
“We are delighted to be able to cement our relationship with Neil Phillips. He has been a great supporter of Racing Welfare, particularly over the last few months which, as we all know, have been challenging for many in the charity sector. Neil’s profile as The Wine Tipster will undoubtedly raise awareness of the great work done by Racing Welfare to a new audience.” Mark Loades, Head of Fundraising for Racing Welfare
To find out more about Neil Phillips in his role as The Wine Tipster please go to www.thewinetipster.co.uk.