Alistair Cooper MW

Alistair Cooper MW

Date an MW: 2017
Based in: UK

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Biography

Alistair was born and raised in the UK. He holds a University degree in Modern Languages (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.) After finishing university a WSET course led him to pursue a career in wine. His passion for Latin America took him to Chile and Argentina where he worked for several years for wineries as an Export Manager. Returning to the UK, he managed and consulted for wine bars and retail shops, as well as working in on-trade sales for a small specialist importer. Being awarded the Derouet Jameson Scholarship for his WSET Diploma results convinced him to enrol in the MW programme. Alistair is currently consulting and working freelance, judging, as well as writing for wine magazines and hosting private and corporate tastings and events.