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DWWA Regional Chair for Languedoc-Roussillon: Justin Howard-Sneyd MW

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is joint Regional Chair for Languedoc-Roussillon with Andy Howard MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2020.

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW

Howard-Sneyd’s career in the wine trade began in retail, running education courses and working six vintages in South Africa, Hungary, Romania and France.

He then settled down in England to become a buyer for Safeway supermarkets, and became a Master of Wine in 1999, winning the Tim Derouet Award as the outstanding student of his year.

A year later, Howard-Sneyd joined Sainsbury’s where he was a buyer until 2005, when he moved to Waitrose to head up its wine team for five years.

After a stint as Global Wine Director for Laithwaites, Howard-Sneyd founded The Hive Wine Consulting in 2012. He is now a consultant to a wide range of international businesses.

In addition to his day job, he and his family make 4,000 bottles a year of Domaine of the Bee, a blend of Grenache and Carignan from the Roussillon.

Follow Justin on Twitter @Just1nHS

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