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James John MW

James John MW

Became an MW 1972

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French

Apprenticed to Harveys of Bristol in 1963. Buyer and blender Harveys Sherries 1974. Lodge Manager Cockburns (Oporto) 1982/83. Harveys Wine Buyer (sherry and fine wine) 1983/89. General Manager John Harvey & Sons 1989-1991. Buying Director Champagnes & Chateaux Ltd 1991 - 2007. Principal Bath Wine School Ltd 1991 - 2007. Chairman and Buyer of Vermilion Group Plc 1998 - 2004. Compagnon de Beaujolais, Williams & Humbert Scholar, World Wine Awards Judge Decanter Magazine. Author of The Concise Politically Incorrect Wine Book self-published by In Vino Veritas Press.

Industry sector(s): QA/QC, Buying, Author, Educator, Wine judge

Wine styles: Fortified wines, Sherry, Still red

Wine region expertise: Portugal, France, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Jerez

Market expertise: United Kingdom

Specialisms: Production of fortified wines, Blending, Quality assurance and control, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Importation, Restaurant wines, Wine tourism, History of wine