Suriya Bala is a fresh voice in the wine world and passionate about wine education – without the pomp and pageantry. Born in Australia to Indian and Sri Lankan parents, and now living in London, she is an advocate for inclusivity in the wine world, encouraging confidence around wine regardless of class, nationality or gender.
An experienced TV broadcaster, Suriya found her niche in food and wine. WSET accredited, she instantly connects with the everyday drinker, helping people to understand their palate, by sharing her wine expertise in an easily digestible manner.
She is also the founder and curator of FEAST Tours – London’s only food and wine tour led by sommeliers.
Suriya blogs under the guise Hungry Somm and is steadily building a loyal audience who appreciate her unconventional, vibrant and insightful invitation into the world of wine.