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Alison Ctercteko MW

Alison Ctercteko MW

Became an MW 2013

Based in Australia

Languages English

Alison is a Master of Wine living in Tasmania with a small Pinot Noir vineyard. Currently working part time in Biosecurity.

Her previous life (pre 2021) included:

*wine education roles with WSET in Sydney and Hong Kong and the Institute of Masters of Wine.

*wine judge for over 25 years in Australia and UK, is an Australian wine show auditor.

*Oenology Degree at Charles Sturt University, Australia

*Degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology and Graduate Diploma in Education

*2013 qualification as Master of Wine.

*Other wine industry roles included winery cellar hand, vineyard operations, wine retail and lecturing. *establishing and managing a 110ha vineyard in Central New South Wales and later producing wines in their boutique winery for 10 years

*judging throughout Australia, the US and UK *Panel Chair for 15 years at the International Wine Challenge (IWC)

*Australian Wine Show Auditor.

*15years lecturer at the Sydney Wine Academy, presenting primarily the UK Wine and Spirit Education trust (WSET) courses at all levels, developing course materials and corporate training. *lecturing for Asia Wine Service and Education Centre (AWSEC) Hong Kong and China

*Institute of Masters of Wine education programme, course days and assessment

*WSET L3 in Sake and the WSG Italian Wine Scholar

Industry sector(s): Viticulture, Agricultural Biosecurity

Wine styles: Fortified wines, Still red, Still white, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Australia, Italy, New South Wales, Tasmania

Specialisms: Acquisition of vineyards, Biodynamics, Clones, Commercial advice on vinyard establishment, Cultivation of the vine, Development of new vine varieties, Establishment of vineyards, Factors affecting grape growing, Harvesting of grapes, Life cycle of the vine, Maladies of the vine and their control, Organic viticulture, Rootstocks and grafting, Structure and composition of grapes, Sustainability, Vine propagation, Wine species, Wine varieties, Wine judging