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 25 years. She gained her MW qualification in 2005, and received three awards for her performance in the examinations. She currently works for Matthew Clark Bibendum as their Head of Technical, alongside her consultancy work.
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 a decade, focusing on wine development and innovation.
As a consultant, Carmel has been involved in education, wine communication platforms and research projects. Carmel also judges for international wine competitions.
Primary area(s) of work: Wine production, Trade, Strategy
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Consultant, Distribution, Educator, Wine judge
Market expertise: United Kingdom
Specialisms: 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