Mark Savage MW
Became an MW 1980
Based in United Kingdom
Languages English, French
Entered wine trade on going down from Oxford University in 1971 (member of OU Wine Tasting Team), and after early experience with Moet & Chandon, Harrods, El Vino, OW Loeb and Tanners, established Windrush Wines Ltd.in 1975. In 1993 sold that business and withdrew to concentrate on Savage Selection Ltd., a portfolio of his best small family winegrowers from a wide variety of the world's wine regions. Vintners Scholar in 1975 Recipient of inaugural Ruinart Champagne Bursary Received the Drinks Business Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Current employer: SAVAGE SELECTION LTD.
Primary area(s) of work: Trade
Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Business owner, Buying, Consultant, Off trade, On trade, Wine buying, Wine judge
Wine styles: Aszú, Champagne, Fine and rare wines, Fortified wines, Madeira, Port, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Sweet wines, Tokaji
Wine region expertise: Austria, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary Tokaj, Languedoc, Oregon, Piedmont, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Slovenia, South Africa, Idaho
Market expertise: Africa, Australia, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, North America, Spain, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Acquisition of vineyards, Blending, Importation, Wine labels, Wine tourism, Wine judging