Matthew Stubbs MW
Became an MW 1996
Based in United Kingdom
Languages English, French, German
Matthew has more than 30 years experience in the Wine Trade from importing and distribution to running a major supermarket wine department. He passed the Master of Wine exam in 1996 achieving the Bollinger Medal for the best Tasting paper and the Listel Scholarship for the best Vinification paper. He has been actively involved with the Institute ever since, either as Practical Examiner, seminar lecturer or student mentor.
Since starting his own wine education business in 2008 the majority of his time is spent teaching and sharing his extensive knowledge of wine. He has a wine school based in the Languedoc and a wine education business in the UK. He teaches all levels of WSET and is the author of other courses notably on wines of the South of France.
Matthew has been a mentor to many MW students over the years and continues to help them fine tune the tasting skills needed to pass the Practical Exam.
He is now a regular on judging panels for wine competitions, Panel Chair for the International Wine Challenge and co-President of the Sud de France Top 50 in China.
Matthew is also the current Practical Chair of the MW Education Committee.
Current employer: VINECOLE
Industry sector(s): Educator
Wine region expertise: Languedoc, Lebanon, Roussillon, South-West France, UK
Specialisms: Wine judging