Mark Savage MW
Mark Savage MW was born in Uganda in 1949 and received an MA in Classics from University College, Oxford. During which time he was president of the university’s wine circle and member of its blind-tasting team. He gained early wine trade experience with Moët & Chandon, Harrods, OW Loeb, and Tanners, and then in 1975, was awarded The Vintners Scholarship and won the Ruinart Champagne Bursary for research into wine industry of the USA Pacific Northwest. He has judged on several occasions at The Enological Society of the Pacific Northwest in Seattle and also at the Oregon State Fair. He was the director of the first International Pinot Noir Celebration in Oregon in 1987, having already passed his MW exams in 1980. He is the author of The Red Wines of Burgundy (1988) and is an occasional contributor to various wine journals, including The World of Fine Wine, on whose tasting panels he also serves. He is also owner and MD of Savage Selection, importing wines from small family wine estates in 16 countries.