DWWA judge profile: Claudio Martins

Claudio Martins is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Claudio Martins profile:

With a vast experience in the wine business covering different fields of the industry, in 2015 Claudio Martins started is own company, Martins Wine Advisor where he advises wine enthusiast around the world on collectable and prestigious fine wines and develops innovative events for corporates and private clients.

Martins was appointed Business Developer Director at Premium Trade Fine Wines & Spirits in Switzerland and also Brand Advocate at Armand de Brignac.

He grew up in the Dao region of Portugal, surrounded by vineyards and spending the school holidays helping the local producers with the harvest. In return, he received a few Escudos but a wealth of knowledge about turning the humble grape into such a blissful drink. Martins’ approach to wine is that it should be kept simple, fun and available so that all can enjoy it.

Claudio Martins was first a judge at the DWWA in 2011.

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