Joel Butler MW

Joel Butler MW

Date an MW: 1990
Based in: USA
Profession: Wine Educator

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Biography

1st US resident MW. B.A. and M.A. degrees Stanford and University of Colorado. In US Wine industry for 44 years, involved in all facets: Retail, wholesale, import, and restaurant wine-buying, journalism and winemaking/growing & education. Have judged at main shows in US, Australia and Italy. Co-author: "Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age (2012-Palgrave)--2012 Gourmand UK Best Wine book award Prize winning home winemaker. In early 2015, purchased World of Wines in Redmond WA; a wine merchant/winebar, returning to my first love in the wine trade--retail/on premise sales. My 'retirement' project!