As this wonderful Community grows, many of our newer members might be wondering what all these AMA posts are about.
In short, AMA stands for Ask Me Anything, and is your chance to post questions to Society staff and other experts at a special, one-hour live event here on The Community.
We try to run them roughly every other month (sometimes more), and it goes like this:
- I post an invitation topic, announcing who is going to be in the hot seat, when and why, and inviting your questions in advance so the interviewee has a chance to consider them/gather any helpful information.
- On the day, we launch a ‘LIVE’ AMA topic for an hour (usually around lunchtime), where the interviewee answers the existing questions, and you all have a chance to respond/ask further or followup questions, which we’ll also try to answer.
So, here’s a roundup of what we’ve done so far, and what’s coming up (I’ll update this topic as we go along):
January: Pierre Mansour, Head of Buying
March: Toby Morrhall, Society buyer for Burgundy and South America
May: Marjorie Cropp, Showroom assistant and ex-sommelier [wedding and party wines]
July 20th: Sarah Knowles MW, Society buyer for Australia and New Zealand, North America and Champagne [New Zealand theme]
But what I want to know is: who would you like to hear from?
Send us your suggestions for who to ask to take part in our next AMAs, and any specific themes you’d like to ask questions about.