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Cees van Casteren MW

Cees van Casteren MW

Became an MW 2012

Based in Netherlands

Nationality Dutch

Languages Dutch, English, German


Cees spent 14 years in fine chemicals and oenological specialties (such as yeast and enzymes). In this period he was based in both Europe (France and The Netherlands) and United States of America. Cees started writing about wine in 2004. Since then he has written twelve books and some 600 articles on wine and food. His most recent book is Anyone Can Taste Wine. This book teaches you how to taste wine with the method with which the author passed his Master of Wine Exam. Cees is a judge at international wine competitions, and WSET Educator. He also runs his own independent wine consultancy and training business. Among his clients are Errazuriz (Chile) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Cees has twice been named Dutch Vinologist of the Year. He currently is Chairman of the United Vinologists, the main association of wine professionals in The Netherlands.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): Author, Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Project management, Wine judge, Wine tourism

Wine styles: Champagne, Fortified wines, Sparkling wine

Wine region expertise: Aconcagua Valley, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Champagne, Chile, China, Colchagua Valley, Douro, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hawke's Bay, Israel, Jerez, Languedoc, Loire, Maipo Valley, Marlborough, Mendoza, New Zealand, Ningxia, Okanagan Valley, Oregon, Penedes, Pfalz, Portugal, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, South Africa, South America, South Australia, Spain, Tasmania, Uruguay, Washington, Western Australia, Western Cape

Market expertise: Germany, Netherlands

Specialisms: Education, Events, Marketing wine, Routes to market, Training, Wine tourism, Wine judging