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Jane Masters MW

Jane Masters MW

Became an MW 1997

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French


Jane Masters became a Master of Wine in 1997. She was elected as Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine in September 2016. Jane is an independent wine consultant with over 30 years of experience and clients around the world. Her varied background enables her to work in all sectors of the trade including business strategy, quality improvement, sourcing, press and marketing communications, events organisation and training. Having originally trained as a winemaker at the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux, Jane worked in wine production in France prior to joining the wine buying team at a major UK retailer. After 13 years in UK retail and running the Wine & Drinks Category for Marks & Spencer, Jane set up Mastering Wine in 2004. A confident and engaging communicator Jane regularly writes about wine and hosts large tasting groups. She has filmed several wine shows and written sections for Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine and Wine Opus. She is a senior panel chair judge for the International Wine Challenge. Jane has visited all major wine growing regions around the world and is really excited to be coming back to Chile after many years. She lives between London and Nice in France where she enjoys the food, wine and lifestyle. Her wine experience is complemented by an MBA from London Business School.

Industry sector(s): Buying, Consultant, Marketing, Off trade, PR, QA/QC, Winemaking

Wine styles: Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines

Market expertise: Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, North America, Portugal, South America, Spain, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Fermentation, Stabilisation and clarification, Processing of grapes, Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Branding, Distribution, Direct to consumer, Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Wine labels