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Alun Griffiths MW

Alun Griffiths MW

Became an MW 1991

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French

43 years in the wine trade, primarily in a retail capacity for the first 11 years, becoming Wine Buyer for both Fortnum and Mason and Harrods, moved to Berry Brothers & Rudd in 1992. Ran their Duty Free business for 2 years before taking over full control of the wine division in 1996. Took a position with a major Chinese wine importer in 2013 as International Director. => Experienced in retail, buying, education and event management. Retired in April 2020.

Primary area(s) of work: Retired

Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Marketing, Sales, Wine judge

Wine styles: Champagne, Fortified wines, Port, Still wines, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, New Zealand, Rhone

Market expertise: China

Specialisms: Branding, Distribution, Food and wine pairing, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Wine judging