Christopher Donaldson MW
Became an MW 1991
Based in United Kingdom
Chris is a British wine sales and marketing consultant who fell in love with wine while studying hotel management and gastronomy. He has worked as a buyer at Harrods, a retailer at Roberson, and as CEO of a large importer, wholesaler and distributor at Young & Co plc and Cockburn & Campbell Ltd.
Based in London and a Tokaji specialist, he now travels Europe marketing and selling the beautiful wines of Royal Tokaji and when time permits he consults for hotels and restaurants, lectures and runs educational courses.
When relaxing, Chris can be found at Lord's, Anfield, or relaxing in the garden reading early 20th century fiction preferably with a glass in hand.
Primary area(s) of work: Trade
Industry sector(s): Sales, Educator, Consultant
Wine styles: Sweet wines
Wine region expertise: Hungary Tokaj
Market expertise: Oceania, Europe, United Kingdom, China, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe
Specialisms: Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Routes to market, Distribution, HORECA, Supermarket and multiple retail, Restaurant wines