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DWWA judge profile: Catriona Felstead MW

Catriona Felstead MW is a judge at the 2016 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Catriona Felstead MW profile:

Catriona Felstead MW graduated from the University of St Andrews with a degree in French and Spanish and spent the first years of her working life at a Spanish petrochemical company. Having rapidly discovered a love for wine, she undertook a WSET Intermediate course and moved her career to the wine trade.

From 2004, she gained a thorough grounding in the trade as an Oddbins manager and joined Berry Bros. & Rudd’s marketing team in April 2007, becoming a marketing manager in 2008. After gaining her MW qualification in 2012, she became New World Buyer for BB&R and is now a Senior Buyer for both the BB&R and Fields, Morris & Verdin sides of the business.

Felstead won the Vintners’ Scholarship and Vintners’ Cup upon passing her WSET Diploma exams, and she was awarded The Robert Mondavi Winery Award for her theory papers in the Master of Wine examinations.

2016 is Catriona Felstead MW’s first year as a DWWA judge.

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