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DWWA Judge Profile: Demetri Walters MW

Demetri Walters MW is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Demetri Walters MW

Demetri Walters MW is a wine educator and presenter with many years of experience selling wine, providing product training, running wine schools, and hosting corporate & private wine tasting events to groups of all sizes, all over the world.

Now an independent wine consultant, Demetri held both retail and trade-orientated positions for more than 18 years with the prestigious Berry Bros. & Rudd. His approach to presenting wine is amusing, accessible and entertaining. He is an expert at leading wine tasting events, conducting private wine tuition, providing specialist presentations at third party wine fairs and Master of Wine educational seminars, and is a seasoned international wine judge. Demetri also offers wine trade training, WSET education and wine list advice to restaurants, venues and airlines. His remit is international and involves teaching wine students, private clients, on-trade customers (pub & restaurant teams, sommeliers and corporate wholesale customers) and distributors all over the world, including in Britain & Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Demetri was made a Master of Wine in 2013, his thesis for which brought him back to his formative interest in Cypriot wine. He is a consultant voice for numerous wine regions, particularly those of the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, and is a regular speaker on sweet and fortified wines.

Demetri was first a judge at the DWWA in 2015.
For more information on Demetri’s work, take a look at his website.

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