My name is Amanda Ruiz and I went to Oxford Poly to study Languages for Business (LB) back in 1989/90. It was 3 year course with a work placement in the middle. I studied Spanish and French and took a GCSE in Italian. All I knew was that I wanted to work in the wine trade – well who doesn’t like a glass of el vino? And I presumed I would immediately land a job as a buyer for Torres or some other vineyard in South America.