DWWA 2013 Bordeaux Judging Panel

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Jean-Michel Valette MW

Jean-Michel Valette MW is Chairman of Vinfolio, a US-based internet retailer and seller of fine wine. He has also been chairman and MD of Robert Mondavi Winery, as well as CEO of Franciscan Estates. Outside of wine he is a Director of the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams beer, and the Chairman of Peet's Coffee & Tea. His interest in vines and wine started at an early age during summers spent with his grandparents in Vouvray, and since becoming one of North America's early Masters of Wine, he has been active in education, examination and governance of the Institute of Masters of Wine, where he is currently Chairman.