Alistair Cooper MW


Chair Judge

Alistair is a UK based Master of Wine who began his wine career working for many years in export management for wineries in Chile and Argentina. In 2005 he moved back to the UK and worked in all aspects of the wine trade, from managing, buying and consulting for wine bars and restaurants to importing and wholesaling wines.

He passed his WSET Diploma in 2012, and was awarded the Derouet Jameson Award. He then enrolled on the Master of Wine programme that he successfully completed in 2017. He currently works internationally as a consultant, writer, judge and educator. He is a regular contributor to consumer and trade magazines such as Decanter, Meiningers International, Harpers and Drinks International.

Alistair is currently writing a wine guide on the wines of Latin America.
Alistair Cooper MW