Andy Howard MW

Decanter Magazine, Italian Expert and DWWA 2019 Regional Chair for Southern Italy

Andy Howard MW became a Master of Wine in 2011 and runs his own consultancy business, Vinetrades Ltd, which focuses on education, judging, investment and sourcing.

He previously worked for Marks & Spencer as a buyer for over 30 years and was responsible as wine buyer for Burgundy, Bordeaux, Loire, Champagne, Italy, North and South America, South Africa, England, Port and Sherry.

Although his key areas of expertise are Burgundy and Italy, he also has great respect for the wines of South America and South Africa, as well as a keen interest in the wines from South West France

He is a Decanter contributing editor and writes a regular column on the UK wine retail trade for

At the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) he was the Regional Chair for Southern Italy.