Philip Goodband MW
Became an MW 1970
Based in United States
Languages English, French
Philip Goodband MW is an active International independent consultant Master of Wine with a particular interest in innovation in the wine sector and the environment. He has held many leadership roles at the top of the Wine and Spirits Industry. Philip was uniquely Vintners Scholar and the youngest ever Master of Wine in the same year, rising to be Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine in 1984/85 when he championed the Internationalisation of the Institute. His senior appointments include Directorships of Stowells of Chelsea, European Cellars Group, Grants of St James's, the Wine Promotions Board, and the Wine Standards Board of the UK. For many years until 2020 Philip served as Chair of Judges at the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Competition in London.
He has also served as a Trustee of the WSET and is currently senior tutor for the WSET School Diploma on line.
He is currently, inter alia, on the advisory board of FIVS and a Trustee/ Director of the IMW Endowment Company.
His international perspective on the wine Industry is further strengthened by his work in Tuscany with James Cluer MW and through consultancy in Bordeaux and California.
Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication
Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Marketing, Wine judge, Wine tourism, Wine Tourism
Wine styles: Still red, Still white, Still wines
Wine region expertise: Bordeaux, California, France, Italy, Roussillon, Tuscany, USA
Market expertise: Europe, North America, United Kingdom
Specialisms: Factors affecting grape growing, Sustainability, Viticulture and wine assessment , Maturation and blending, Blending, Branding, Marketing wine, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Training, Wine and health, Wine tourism, Other, Wine judging