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DWWA judge profile: Beatriz Machado

Beatriz Machado is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Beatriz Machado

Beatriz Machado is Marketing and Wine Tourism Director at Niepoort in Portugal.

After studying viticulture and enology at UC Davis in California and receiving Wine Spectator’s non-resident tuition grant for her studies, she returned to her native Portugal and was appointed to Wine Director at The Yeatman, the award-winning luxury wine hotel in Porto in 2010.  There she was responsible for developing a 26,000 bottle, 1,300 reference wine cellar – the world’s most comprehensive collection of Portuguese table wines and Ports.

Under Beatriz’s guidance, The Yeatman received international recognition for its wine programme, winning the Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for many years.

She was first a DWWA judge in 2013.

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