DWWA 2013 Port & Madeira Judging Panel

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Richard Mayson

Richard Mayson began his career working for The Wine Society. In 1987, during his time there, he won the Vintner’s Company Scholarship. Richard specialises in the wines of Iberia, especially fortified wines, and is the author of four books including The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal (winner of the André Simon Award 2003) and Port and the Douro. Richard writes regularly for Decanter, WINE, The World of Fine Wine and Slow, the magazine of the Slow Food Movement in Italy. He also lectures for the WSET and Leith's School of Food and Wine in London. Richard was an Associate Editor of Oz Clarke’s Wine Atlas and contributes to the Oxford Companion to Wine. Richard is currently writing a book on the wines of Madeira. In 1999 he was made a Cavaleiro of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto in recognition of his services to the Port wine trade.