Victoria Stephens-Clarkson MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Victoria Stephens-Clarkson MW profile:
Victoria Stephens-Clarkson MW joined the wine trade in 2000 when she worked for a Grande Marque Champagne house in Epernay. Since then, she has spent almost 15 years as a wine buyer, working for Direct Wines, Liberty Wines and Atlas Fine Wines, where she is currently Head of Buying. Across these companies, her career has covered import, wholesale and direct-to-consumer sectors.
Victoria speaks French, Spanish and Russian, and has spent a lot of time travelling amongst wine regions, making wine and overseeing winemaking projects to complement her buying experience. While a lot of her time is spent in the fine wine regions in France and Italy, where she has good contacts with grower, negociants and merchants, through travel further afield she has also spent considerable time in South America and Australasia.
Other than enjoying good wine and food, she is currently attempting to do her next triathlon, as well as watching films and planning her next escape from London.