Liz Morcom MW

Liz Morcom MW

Date an MW: 1982
Based in: UK


Elizabeth Morcom joined the wine trade in 1977, having obtained a First Class MA Honours Degree in French and then spent a period in France teaching in the English Department at Nice university.

She was part of the management team in the Wine Department of British Transport Hotels (part of British Rail) until 1981 and then joined Les Amis du Vin to develop their mail order wine business. In 1982 she became the eighth woman to pass the Mast of Wine Examination, obtaining the Tim Derouet Award. Later in 1982 she moved to Hong Kong, where she set up her own business working as a wine consultant, wine writer and lecturer. She also appeared regularly on radio and TV.

Since 1985 she has been working back in the UK, again as a wine writer, consultant and lecturer. She contributes a monthly wine column to House and Garden Magazine. She is married with two children.