Philip Harden MW

Philip Harden MW

Date an MW: 2017
Based in: UK

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Biography

My wine expertise is primarily focused on fine wine, which started as a hobby through enjoying and collecting. This grew into a trading and investment operation which I ran for ten years, through the volatile and fast moving 2004 - 2014 period. I specialised on this topic for my Research Paper, which forced me to research further and deeper into the opaque topic, throwing up interesting results. I had obtained my financial discipline through a career in derivatives trading at a leading investment bank. Studying for and passing the MW was one of the most enjoyable, difficult and energetic things I have ever undertaken. I met a fascinating and diverse group of people along the way and this journey now continues through mentoring, teaching and judging.