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Patricia Stefanowicz MW

Patricia Stefanowicz MW

Became an MW 2001

Based in France

Languages English, French

Patricia Stefanowicz is a Master of Wine, a wine consultant, journalist and educator and a qualified architect and structural engineer, based in London and Paris. She divides her working life between wine and construction project management. Her wine activities include lecturing at the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London and in the Wine Studies Programme at Plumpton College, University of Brighton. She is the current Chairman of the UK Vineyards Association Wine of the Year Competition and was a contributor to the 3rd Edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. She is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects and is also on the Court of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Architects in the City of London. Occasionally she combines her two careers and is currently working on two winery projects, one in England and one in France.

Industry sector(s): Project management, Viticulture, Winemaking, QA/QC, Marketing, Business owner, Journalism, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge, Wine tourism

Wine styles: Sparkling wine, Champagne, Cremant, Prosecco, English sparkling wines, Sekt, Sweet wines, Sherry, VDN, Madeira, Still white, Still red, Still rosé, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Abruzzo, Auckland, Australia, Austria, Canada, Canterbury (NZ), Central Otago, Germany, Hawke's Bay, Hungary Tokaj, Lombardy, Marlborough, Mosel, New South Wales, New Zealand, Pfalz, Portugal, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, South Australia, USA, Victoria, Eastern Europe, France, Alsace, Burgundy, Rhone, Languedoc, Roussillon, Loire, Champagne, South-West France, Jura/Savoie, UK, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Spain, Priorat, Valencia, Jerez, Italy, Piedmont, Veneto/Friuli, Tuscany, California, Washington, Oregon, Collio, Czech Republic, Maremma, Virginia, New York, Texas, England, Martinborough, Nelson

Market expertise: Australia, New Zealand, Europe, North America, United Kingdom, China, Germany, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Eastern Europe, Slovenia, Switzerland, England

Specialisms: Wine species, Wine varieties, Clones, Rootstocks and grafting, Life cycle of the vine, Establishment of vineyards, Acquisition of vineyards, Structure and composition of grapes, Harvesting of grapes, Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Stabilisation and clarification, Production of sparkling wines, Economics of wine production, Winery design and construction, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Marketing wine, Financial and commercial structures, Broadcasting, Food and wine pairing, Wine and health, Wine labels, Wine tourism, Branding, History of wine, Wine judging