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Job de Swart MW

Job de Swart MW

Became an MW 2018

Based in Netherlands

Languages Dutch, English, German

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Job is the third Dutchman to become a Master of Wine. He graduated in 2005 with a degree in international business administration from Maastricht University, but wine has always been a major interest in his life. Job studied at the Dutch Wine Academy and did an internship at the Faculty of Viticulture and Oenology of UC Davis. He also worked as a cellar hand at Château Giscours and De Toren. In 2010, he earned his WSET Diploma and became Weinakademiker in 2011. Currently, Job works as a wine buyer and marketer for Les Généreux – an association of 42 independent fine wine shops in The Netherlands and Flanders. For his research paper, he co-founded Grape Compass, an online decision support system that forecasts fungal disease pressures in vineyards. He teaches, supervises wine tastings and writes for professionals and enthusiasts.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Business owner, Buying, Marketing

Wine region expertise: California, Germany, Languedoc, New Zealand, Rhone, Roussillon, South Africa

Market expertise: Europe

Specialisms: Maladies of the vine and their control, Sustainability, Branding, Independent retail, Marketing wine, Wine judging