Christine Marsiglio MW
Became an MW 2019
Based in United Kingdom
Languages English, French, Italian
Home city: London
Work city: London
Christine is a Canadian residing in London, and became a Master of Wine in 2019. She was awarded the Bollinger Medal for excellence in tasting and outstanding achievement in the Institute of Masters of Wine practical examinations. She was also awarded the Taransaud Tonnellerie Award for her excellent knowledge in the production and handling of wine theory paper. Christine is the Head Wine Educator and Resident Master of Wine at Folly Enterprises, the group behind Wine Folly (winefolly.com) and Global Wine Database (gwdb.io) brands.
Christine has previously worked as a wine educator and programme manager at WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the newly released WSET Diploma and teaches all WSET levels. Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was tastings executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organise the Decanter World Wine Awards.
During the course of her MW and WSET Diploma studies, Christine was awarded scholarships from the Family of Twelve, Freixenet, and the Derouet Jameson Memorial Foundation. She holds an MSc in Oenology and Viticulture from École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers, France, where her thesis focussed on the early detection of Brettanomyces in wineries. She also holds a BSc in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Alberta in Canada. Christine is a keen long distance runner, cook, and traveller.
Current employer: Wine Folly
Primary area(s) of work: Communication
Industry sector(s): Journalism, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge
Wine region expertise: Canada, Chile, New Zealand, USA, Western Australia, France, Loire, Italy, Veneto/Friuli, Alto Adige
Market expertise: United Kingdom, Canada
Specialisms: Factors affecting grape growing, Fermentation, Sensory evaluation , Marketing wine, TV, Broadcasting, Podcasts, Food and wine pairing, Wine labels, Digital communications, Ecommerce, Education, Technology, Wine judging