Super oogst MW’s
Na een tweede Nederlandse Master of Wine in het afgelopen najaar, presenteert het Institute of Masters of Wine in het jaar 2013 elf nieuwe Masters of Wine. Eén van hen is de eerste Master uit Turkije. Walters is echter half-Cyprioot en woont en werkt in de UK. Het totaal aantal Masters of Wine komt daarmee op 312, het overgrote deel komt uit de UK. Lees meer in het persbercht van het Institute.
The Institute of Masters of Wine is delighted to welcome eight new Masters of Wine into the Membership. The announcement brings the total number of Masters of Wine to 312, in 24 countries, and comes days before the Institute celebrates its 60th Anniversary with a week of special events in London.
The eight new MWs – two of whom work in the US, and six in the UK – include the first ever Turkish Master of Wine. Each of them has successfully passed all three parts of the Master of Wine examination, which consists of Theory and Practical papers and a Dissertation.
Dilek Caner MW (US) is a full-time wine educator in Dallas, Texas. She previously worked at Wine & Spirits Magazine and was a sommelière at Restaurant Alain Ducasse. Dilek, who is originally from Istanbul, becomes the first Turkish Master of Wine.
Amy Christine MW (US) works for Kermit Lynch, a boutique Burgundy and Bordeaux importer in Berkeley, California. Amy also owns and operates artisanal winery Black Sheep Finds with her husband Peter Hunken.
James Davis MW (UK) is the Senior Buyer for retailer and brewer Greene King, who operate over 2000 restaurants, pubs and bars around the UK. James previously worked for Costco & Tesco as a wine buyer.
Barry Dick MW (UK) is currently the UK Wine Development Director for Accolade Wines. Barry, a Northern Irishman, studied Oenology at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has worked as a winemaker in France, Spain, California and Australia. Barry was also a resident winemaker for Sainsbury’s UK for almost 5 years.
Matthew Hemming MW (UK) is Fine Wine Manager at Averys Wine Merchants in Bristol, which he joined straight from university in 2002. Outside of wine – particularly those from Burgundy and Australia – Matthew is a keen mountain biker.
Anne McHale MW (UK) works for Berry Bros. & Rudd, Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, as one of their key Wine Educators. She also hosts educational tastings and dinners in the company’s 300 year old cellars. The UK Circle of Wine Writers made her their Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2010.
Jon Pepper MW (UK) is the Managing Director of UK importer Buckingham Schenk, where he has worked on developing Argentine brand Viñalba, launching the company’s new on-trade portfolio, and bringing pre-packed goblet brand Intrepid Fox to market. He joined the wine trade in 2006 after a career marketing luxury goods.
Demetri Walters MW (UK) is sales manager for Private Wine Events at Berry Bros. & Rudd, where he is responsible for a variety of wine tasting and wine orientated and educational events. Demetri is half-Cypriot and wrote his Dissertation on the export prospects for wine from Cyprus.
Penny Richards, Executive Director of the Institute, said: ‘We are delighted for the new Masters of Wine, and very proud of their achievement. There was a lot of joy and relief – and a few tears – when I called to give them the good news early this morning. Ask any Master of Wine and they will tell you that the moment they discovered they had passed is one of life’s highlights. I felt privileged to share that moment with them after all their hard work.’
Alison Eisermann Ctercteko MW (AUS), Eric Hemer MW (US) and Adam Lapierre MW (US) became Masters of Wine in May, bringing the total for 2013 to 11 new Members.