DWWA 2013 South Africa Judging Panel

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Magandeep Singh

Magandeep Singh is India’s first French-qualified sommelier and professional wine taster, and since qualifying around ten years ago, he has worked in India where he consults via his company Wi-Not Beverage Solutions. Magandeep is also an established freelance wine, food, travel, and lifestyle writer, with regular columns in several national newspapers and magazines, and has conducted wine training workshops across India for the most prestigious on and off-trade establishments. Author of Wine Wisdom, now in its third edition, he was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Gourmand Awards for his book's importance as an educational reference. Recently, Magandeep and his Wi-Not partners inaugurated India’s first ever accredited wine school, the ‘Institute of Wine and Beverage Studies’, in New Delhi.