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Ken Christie MW

Ken Christie MW

Became an MW 1969

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French, Spanish

Studied hotel management at Westminster, moved on to Lausanne, then Paris. Became professional soldier but later entered wine trade with B. Grant & Co (Grants of St James's). Transferred to retail shop management as regional director, Victoria Wine. Joined Tochards & Son as Managing Director before returning to the wine trade as Director with Hatch Mansfield. Founded own company in 1973, sold out 1990, became deeply involved with wine interests in Canada and with consultation work. Retired 2012.

Industry sector(s): Marketing, Buying, Wine tourism

Wine region expertise: Canada, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Spain, Priorat, Washington, Oregon

Market expertise: North America, United Kingdom, Canada

Specialisms: Establishment of vineyards, Cultivation of the vine, Quality assurance and control, Bulk shipment, Marketing wine, Investment strategies, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Supermarket and multiple retail, Independent retail, Wine tourism