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

Justin Howard-Sneyd MW is the Regional Chair for Languedoc-Roussillon at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024.

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, Associate Director of Wine at The Dartington Trust, and a trustee of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation.

In addition to his day job, he and his family make 10-15,000 bottles a year at Domaine of the Bee, 4 hectares of a Grenache and Carignan near Maury in the Roussillon.

Follow Justin on Twitter @Just1nHS

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