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In memoriam: Philip Tuck MW

In memoriam: Philip Tuck MW

It is with regret that we share the news that Philip Tuck MW tragically passed away during a cycling accident in France on 20 July 2023.

Having graduated from Sussex University, Philip started his wine trade career at Avery’s of Bristol in 1986. After five years, his drive to become a Master of Wine led him to various winemaking jobs in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, California and Italy. He returned to the UK in 1993 to help establish Hatch Mansfield with Mark Calver and Patrick McGrath MW, where he worked as Wine Director until his passing.

Phil touched so many people’s lives both within the IMW and the wider world of wine. Since becoming an MW in 1999 Phil was active member. Many will remember him from his regular attendance at study programme seminars, as the practical panel chair from 2014 – 2018 and as a member of Council. He wore many hats within the trade one of these being a judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). He began as judge in 2004 and continued to 2023.

Phil will be deeply missed by his wife Kate, son Felix, and by friends and colleagues around the globe.

If you would like to pass on your condolences to the family, the IMW can arrange this for you – please email Luke Stephen:

Tributes by MWs can be found on Phil’s memorial page here.