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William Lowe MW

William Lowe MW

Became an MW 2020

Based in United Kingdom


William Lowe MW is the master distiller and co-founder (along with his wife and business partner, Lucy) of Cambridge Distillery. His 25-year drinks industry career has seen him working in a variety of fields, from bartender to restaurant manager, wholesaler to educator. Despite his specialism in spirits, William was awarded the inaugural Wines from Spain Master of Wine scholarship prize following his achievements in the WSET Diploma.

The continuing theme in his career has been the effort to draw the world of wines and spirits closer together, something he is a step nearer to with the title Master of Wine.

As well as judging both wines and spirits for various international competitions his studies continue, with William currently embarking on a PhD in Chemistry of Quality in Wines and Spirits at Cambridge University.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade, Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): QA/QC, Sales, Business owner, Off trade, On trade, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge, International trade, Import/Export, Academic, Technology

Wine styles: Sparkling wine, Champagne, English sparkling wines, Still white, Still red, Still rosé

Specialisms: Marketing wine, Investment strategies, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Direct to consumer, Independent retail, TV, Food and wine pairing, Restaurant wines, Branding, Training, Education, Music and wine pairing/events, Wine judging