International wine &
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Katherine McEachnie, AIWS, CSW, FWS

Katherine McEachnie, AIWS, CSW, FWS

Wine Brand Ambassador (US/Canada)


Katherine McEachnie has been working as a judge at the IWSC since 2010. She is a Master of Wine candidate, French wine scholar, certified specialist of wine with the Society of Wine Educators, and also holds the WSET Diploma.

McEachnie has been in the wine industry in British Columbia for over 20 years, having worked as a liquor control board inspector and president of a liquor licensing consulting firm, as well as managing a portfolio with the Liquor Distribution Branch and serving as a senior wine consultant in other private sector wine businesses. Katherine has visited almost every wine region in the world and is particularly familiar with the wineries along the west coast of North America.

Now based in Vancouver, Canada, McEachnie is a WSET educator, wine writer, specialist, and educator at the University of British Columbia.