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James Simpson MW

James Simpson MW

Became an MW 1992

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English

Educated at King's Canterbury and Pembroke College Cambridge (playing university 2nd & 3rd XV rugby and competing for Cambridge in the Varsity Tasting Match). Joined the wine trade with Mentzendorff in 1986 and subsequently moved to Pol Roger Ltd in 1993.

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer

Wine styles: Champagne

Wine region expertise: Champagne

Market expertise: France, North America, Spain

Specialisms: Branding, Distribution, Financial and commercial structures, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Importation, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships