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Christopher Donaldson MW

Christopher Donaldson MW

Became an MW 1991

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English


Chris is a British wine sales and marketing consultant who fell in love with wine while studying hotel management and gastronomy. He has worked as a buyer at Harrods, a retailer at Roberson, and as CEO of a large importer, wholesaler and distributor at Young & Co plc and Cockburn & Campbell Ltd.

Based in London and a Tokaji specialist, he now travels Europe marketing and selling the beautiful wines of Royal Tokaji and when time permits he consults for hotels and restaurants, lectures and runs educational courses.

When relaxing, Chris can be found at Lord's, Anfield, or relaxing in the garden reading early 20th century fiction preferably with a glass in hand.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Sales, Educator, Consultant

Wine styles: Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Hungary Tokaj

Market expertise: Oceania, Europe, United Kingdom, China, Scandinavia, South East Asia, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Eastern Europe

Specialisms: Marketing wine, Supplier/customer relationships, Routes to market, Distribution, HORECA, Supermarket and multiple retail, Restaurant wines