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Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW

Became an MW 2010

Based in Belgium

Languages English, French, Spanish, Italian

Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW has studied around the world, including at the renowned wine regions of Jerez, Burgundy, Napa Valley and Bordeaux, and holds an Agronomical Engineer degree and a masters in viticulture and oenology among his qualifications. A columnist at several magazines in Spain and Belgium, also regularly writing for wine magazines in the UK and Italy, Ballesteros Torres works in four languages. Chair in major international wine competitions, including Decanter's WWA, Vinitaly's 5Stars, Concour Mondial Bruxelles and others. He is active in the fields of promotion and education, and sits in several institutional boards. National expert at OIV. Member of Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino. Commended to the Spanish Order of Agricultural Merit. Italian Wine Ambassador. VDP Embassador. Prud'homme Jurade St Emilion.

Primary area(s) of work: Communication

Industry sector(s): Journalism, Author, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Fine and rare wines, Natural, Orange wines, Champagne, Cava, Fortified wines, Sherry, Still white, Still red, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Abruzzo, Germany, Champagne, Jura/Savoie, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Penedes, Navarra, Spain, Priorat, Valencia, Jerez, Italy, Piedmont

Market expertise: United Kingdom, China, South America, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Russia

Specialisms: Sustainability, Commercial advice on vinyard establishment, Economics of wine production, Blending, Investment strategies, Financial and commercial structures, Wine laws and regulations, Wine tourism, History of wine, Wine judging