DWWA 2013 Regional Chairs
Michael Schuster, Burgundy
Michael Schuster studied wine tasting in Bordeaux, where he gained the University Tasting Diploma, and after creating an award-winning retail business in the early 1980s, he went on to work independently as a wine writer and lecturer. He currently runs his own wine school at Bordeaux Index, lectures to both amateurs and professionals throughout the UK and abroad, and is on The Wine Society’s management committee. In 2002, Michael was elected as a member of the Academie Internationale du Vin. Writing regularly for The World of Fine Wine, and occasionally for Decanter, his books include a translation of Emile Peynaud's Le Goût du Vin, Understanding Wine and the award-winning Essential Winetasting.