From London to Bogota, with a sip of Burgundy in between, Stephanie Jordan is the creator and professional powerhouse behind Drinking Out Loud.
Born in London to a British mother and Colombian father and raised in the Burgundy wine region of France, Stephanie had a unique cultural upbringing that sparked her passion for the drinks & hospitality industry. It also gave her the added bonus of having not one, but three native languages: English, Spanish and French.
After graduating from business school, Stephanie embarked on an eight-year stint at Diageo, the global drinks giant. Her years in the advocacy team saw Stephanie train hundreds of bartenders around the world, launch a bartender academy at the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid, and roll out the Diageo World Class Competition to multiple countries.
She also spent two years based on Reunion Island, unlocking Diageo’s potential in the luxury drinks market throughout the Indian Ocean. From tropical islands Stephanie then headed to the bustling streets of London to become the Global Brand Ambassador for Tanqueray Gin, where she helped the iconic brand reach record sales around the world.
Embracing her Colombian heritage, Stephanie then made the brave move from drinks giant to start-up, when she took the helm as Global Sales & Advocacy Manager for emerging Colombian rum brand, La Hechicera. There she immersed herself in the world of a growing premium drinks brand focusing on strategic marketing channels, managing the supply chain and leading their global distribution strategy setting the brand up for success on the growing global premium rum stage.
With a wealth of experience in the global drinks industry, teamed with her creativity and a fire in her belly, Stephanie set up Drinking Out Loud to support premium drinks brands reach their full potential. Her clients range from large groups such as WG&S and Danone, via boutique fine wine e-commerce platform Elicitée and leading luxury English sparkling wine Nyetimber.
Stephanie is also an accomplished keynote speaker, leading seminars across global drink trade conferences on future drinking trend and various spirits category deep dives. More recently she co-founded award-winning Avallen Spirits, a pioneering new Calvados brand bringing a modern face to a traditional French classic. Avallen has a mission to be the most sustainable spirit on the market, and save bee populations along the way.