Matthew Forster MW

Matthew Forster MW

Date an MW: 2016
Based in: UK

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Biography

Matthew studied modern languages at Cambridge University before qualifying as a solicitor with a global law firm. In 2007 he left practice to pursue his interest in food and wine, retraining as a chef in London. He started his wine career with UK merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd, working in fine wine sales and lecturing as a wine school tutor. After a series of freelance projects in wine education, including researching and writing content for jancisrobinson.com and the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), he joined WSET full-time as Deputy Chief Examiner in 2014. He is now Director of WSET Awards, the exam board responsible for the assessment, quality assurance and certification of WSET qualifications globally. Having lived and worked in Madrid, São Paulo and Lisbon, Matthew is particularly interested in the wines and gastronomy of Spain, Portugal and South America.