Demetri Walters MW
Became an MW 2013
Based in United Kingdom
Demetri Walters MW is a wine educator and presenter with many years of experience selling wine, providing product training, running wine schools, and hosting corporate & private wine tasting events to groups of all sizes, all over the world.
Now an independent wine consult, Demetri held both retail and trade-orientated positions for more than 18 years with the prestigious Berry Bros. & Rudd. His approach to presenting wine is amusing, accessible and entertaining. He is an expert at leading wine tasting events, conducting private wine tuition, providing specialist presentations at third party wine fairs and Master of Wine educational seminars, and is a seasoned international wine judge. Demetri also operates wine trade training, WSET education and wine list advice to the restaurant, venue and airline worlds. His remit is international and involves teaching wine students, private clients, on-trade customers (pub & restaurant teams, sommeliers and corporate wholesale customers) and distributors all over the world, including in Britain & Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Demetri was made a Master of Wine in 2013, his thesis for which brought him back to his formative interest in Cypriot wine. He is a consultant voice for numerous wine regions, particularly those of the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, and is a regular speaker on sweet and fortified wines.
Primary area(s) of work: Communication
Industry sector(s): Sales, Agency/Importer, Off trade, On trade, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge
Wine styles: Natural, Orange wines, Sparkling wine, English sparkling wines, Sweet wines, Fortified wines, Port, Sherry, VDN, Madeira, Still rosé, Still wines
Wine region expertise: Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Mosel, New Zealand, Portugal, Western Cape, Bordeaux, Champagne, UK, Jerez, Italy, Israel, Sicily, California
Market expertise: New Zealand, Europe, Asia, North America, United Kingdom, China, Germany, South East Asia, South America, France, Italy, Spain, Africa
Specialisms: Cultivation of the vine, Biodynamics, Organic viticulture, Production of fortified wines, Economics of wine production, Independent retail, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, History of wine