Alison Eisermann Ctercteko MW

Alison Eisermann Ctercteko MW

Date an MW: 2013
Based in: Australia

Member profile

  • Email address

    canavit@bigpond.com

  • Telephone

    +61-2-94841016

  • Mobile phone

    +61 (0) 41847 6806

  • Job title

    Wine Educator

  • Work Email address

    canavit@bigpond.com

  • Address

    8 Beecroft Road
    Beecroft

  • Postcode/ZIP

    2119

  • Country

    Australia

Biography

Alison is a Sydney based Master of Wine working primarily in wine education roles with WSET in Sydney and Hong Kong and the Institute of Masters of Wine. Her background has been in viticulture and winemaking in NSW and now has a small vineyard in Huon Valley Tasmania. Alison has been a wine judge for over 25 years in Australia and UK, is an Australian wine show auditor and currently training to be a wine fraud investigator and authenticator. Alison began her career in the wine industry working as an Agriculture educator and while undertaking an Oenology Degree through Charles Sturt University, Australia. Her earlier qualifications include a Degree in Biochemistry and Microbiology and Graduate Diploma in Education. In 2013 Alison qualified as a Master of Wine.

Early wine industry roles included winery cellar hand, vineyard operations, wine retail and lecturing. The largest project for a period of over 10 years was establishing and managing a 110ha vineyard in Central New South Wales and later producing wines in their boutique winery for 6 years.

After relocating to Sydney Alison continued wine making, vineyard consulting, wine lecturing and judging throughout Australia the US and UK International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) and as a Panel Chair for the past 12 years at the International Wine Challenge (IWC). Alison has travelled extensively through the worlds key wine regions and judged wines from most styles and countries. Alison is an Australian Wine Show Auditor.

For the past 13 years she has been a lecturer at the Sydney Wine Academy, presenting primarily the UK Wine and Spirit Education trust (WSET) courses at all levels, developing course materials and corporate training. Also over the past five years she has been lecturing for Asia Wine Service and Education Centre (AWSEC) Hong Kong and China. Currently Alison is also working with Wine InTuition a specialist wine education centre for training and corporate events.

Alison has been involved with the Institute of Masters of Wine education programme, course days and assessment. More recently, Alison recently completed the WSET L3 in Sake and the WSG Italian Wine Scholar. Her latest project is to become accredited as a TCM Wine Fraud Investigator and Authenticator. Another passion is a small Pinot Noir vineyard and guesthouse in Tasmania.