In the early 1980s Sally qualified as a professional chef, but within a few years moved to London and entered the wine trade. While working with a small French wine importer, Sally completed the WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) and was awarded the Portuguese Wine Scholarship. From London Sally moved to central Italy, working in wine retail and public relations until her return to Australia in the early 1990s. In 1994 Sally joined the Joval Wine Group t/a red+white and Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist, to manage the imported wine portfolio. She has been representing Champagne Louis Roederer for more than 25 years.