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DWWA judge profile: Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW

Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW is the Acting Regional Chair for Veneto at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2021.

Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW

Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW is a dual Italian/Canadian citizen who left corporate life in Toronto moving to London to pursue her passion for wine.

Today she is a highly respected wine lecturer, having taught wine industry professionals since 2004 at WSET in London.  There, she is a consultant tutor, specialising in Italy, regions in France and the New World. She has authored articles on wines, wine regions and wine-related events in trade publications and WSET journals.

Cherutti-Kowal is a frequent guest wine expert at major wine shows and competitions including the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) and the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Utilising her specialist knowledge of wine regions, Cherutti-Kowal consults restaurants and wineries as well as acts as an ambassador for trade bodies.

Michelle joins DWWA as a judge for the first time in 2020.

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