Carmel Kilcline MW
Became an MW 2005
Based in United Kingdom
Home country: UK
A biotechnology graduate, Carmel Kilcline has worked in the food and drinks industry for over 30 years. She gained her MW qualification in 2005, and received three awards for her performance in the examinations. She currently works for Marks and Spencer as their Head of Technology for BWS, Soft Drinks and Juice.
Carmel worked for a decade with the UK retailer Sainsbury's, which allowed her to work with producers in most wine regions of the world. She then moved to Diageo Wines Europe, where she worked in leadership roles there for over 12 years, focusing on wine development, blend selection and innovation.
As a consultant, Carmel has been involved in education, wine communication platforms, sustainability and packaging projects. Prior to joining M&S, she worked for Bibendum as their Head of Technical. Carmel judges for international wine competitions when time allows.
Current employer: Marks and Spencer
Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Trade, Strategy
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Consultant, Distribution, Educator, QA/QC, Technology, Wine judge
Market expertise: United Kingdom
Specialisms: Sustainability, Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Legal compliance on authorised packaging and labelling, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Sensory evaluation , Supply chain efficiency, Branding, Distribution, Food and wine pairing, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Wine judging