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Álvaro Ribalta Millán MW

Álvaro Ribalta Millán MW

Became an MW 2021

Based in Spain

Nationality Spanish

Languages English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

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Originally from Barcelona, Álvaro moved to London in 2006 after completing his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering. His wine passion developed over several years, working in restaurants and wine bars in the UK capital. Over the years that followed, Álvaro studied all WSET qualifications, finishing his Diploma in 2014, for which he won the Lustau and Derouet Jameson Scholarships. In 2011, Álvaro completed a master’s degree in engineering management and carried out the final thesis in a wine bottling plant in Veneto, Italy. He has been working for Indigo Wine since 2014, currently as business development director, and has done harvest work in Bierzo, Douro, Jerez, and Uco Valley. Álvaro speaks four languages, and outside of wine, he enjoys running, playing football, cooking, travelling, and spending time with his young family.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Buying, Distribution, Import/Export, Sales

Wine styles: Orange wines, Cava, Fortified wines, Natural, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Argentina, Chile, Galicia, Jerez, Mendoza, Navarra, Penedes, Priorat, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, South America, Spain, UK

Market expertise: Spain, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Distribution, Food and wine pairing, HORECA, Importation, Marketing wine, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Supply chain efficiency