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Mark O'Bryen MW

Mark O'Bryen MW

Became an MW 1996

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French


Primary education at the French Lycee in London. A Levels at Downside in Somerset, Hons degree at Oxford Poly. Travelled widely before joining Direct Wines until 1989. After brief spells with Threshers, Winerack and Findlater Mackie Todd, moved to Scotland in 1991 with Waverley where he was a Senior Wine Buyer, until 2007, when he joined the team at Hatch Mansfield as the Scottish Sales Manager. The areas I buy from are France, Australia, New Zealand and South America. Based in the heart of the Perthshire countryside.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): Project management, QA/QC, Marketing, Sales, Agency/Importer, Off trade, On trade, Buying, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Champagne, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: New Zealand, South Africa, France

Market expertise: Europe, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Blending, Quality assurance and control, Bulk shipment, Bottling, Sensory evaluation , Marketing wine, Financial and commercial structures, Supplier/customer relationships, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Routes to market, Importation, Distribution, HORECA, Direct to consumer, Independent retail, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, Wine labels, Branding, Wine judging