Robin Kick MW is a judge at the at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Robin Kick MW profile:
Originally from the Chicago area, Robin Kick MW currently lives in Lugano, Switzerland and is a freelance buying/export consultant, wine judge, educator and journalist. Following studies in French and English literature, she changed career paths in 1998 when she left her teaching position to study wine at the Université du Vin in Suze-la-Rousse in France’s Rhône Valley.
Once she attained her diploma of Sommelier Conseil, she moved back to the United States to work as a fine wine specialist at Christie’s auction house in Beverly Hills, California, where she continued her wine studies through the WSET.
In 2003, she returned to Europe and lived in London for 10 years, spending seven of these as the wine buyer for Burgundy and Bordeaux specialist Goedhuis & Co. Kick became a Master of Wine in 2014. Her greatest wine passions are Burgundy, Barolo, Champagne, German Riesling and Madeira. She spends her free time planning her next travel adventure, cooking, and learning Italian.
A further six students, including four women, have made it through the notoriously gruelling Master of Wine exams to earn