Susan McCraith MW

Susan McCraith MW

Date an MW: 1994
Based in: UK
Profession: Merchant/Educator

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Biography

Degree at Exeter University in French and German. Postgraduate course in London in French for Business and Spanish. Worked in France for 2 and a half years - 6 months at Lillet Freres near Bordeaux and 2 years for Jas. Hennessy in Cognac. Returned to England in 1989 and started work for Howells of Bristol in 1990. Worked my way through WSET exams. Board Director in 92, became an MW in 94. Moved to Waitrose in 96 where I was Senior Wine Buyer. After 10 yrs I left to set up my own business selling biodynamic wine but not enough sales! Lectured on the Wine MBA at the Royal Agricultural University and then set up in partnership as Davis Bell McCraith Wines. I also run my own Consultancy business, McCraith Ltd, with clients including Conviviality Retail and the Wine Rack off licence chain. I also look after an English vineyard.