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Rose Murray Brown MW

Rose Murray Brown MW

Became an MW 1998

Based in United Kingdom

Nationality British

Languages English


Born in north of England. Educated at Wycombe Abbey School, Bucks; graduated with MA Honours at St Andrews University, Scotland; spent year in Italy with scholarship to Perugia University. Joined Sotheby's wine department in 1983 - working for 12 years as wine & spirit specialist. For past 37 years worked as The Scotsman newspaper's weekly wine/drinks columnist, also writing for other specialist trade and consumer magazines and radio broadcasts.

As a certified wine educator based in Scotland, Rose currently hosts a large programme of consumer wine courses, wine masterclasses, charity tastings, fine wine dinners, team building days, corporate entertainment - and virtual tastings. Organises & hosts exclusive group wine tours (2018 Portugal, 2019 California & Oregon, 2022 Germany, 2023 Jerez, 2023 Georgia, 2024 Chile, Argentina & Uruguay, 2024 Hungary, 2025 Sicily, 2025 Rhone, 2026 South Africa) - and bespoke tailor-made tours abroad for clients. Judges at international competitions (Chile, China). An active charity fundraiser - creator of the Comic Relief Wine Fair, a bi-annual wine fair.

Primary area(s) of work: Communication

Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Events, Journalism, Wine judge, Wine tourism

Wine styles: English sparkling wines, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Hungary Tokaj, Jerez, Mosel, Spain

Specialisms: Direct to consumer, Food and wine pairing, History of wine, Events, Restaurant wines, Training, Wine tourism, Wine judging