By Andy Young

Thirteen new members from eight different countries have joined the Institute of Masters of Wine, including one from Australia.

The new Masters of Wine (MW) are Richard Ballantyne (UK); Bree Boskov (Australia); Barbara Boyle (Ireland); Matt Deller (USA); Matthew Forster (UK); Sonal Holland (India); Jeremy Lithgow (UK); Mary Margaret McCamic (USA); Iain Munson (France); Mick O’Connell (Ireland); Mark Pygott (Taiwan); Ana-Emilia Sapungiu (UK); Fongyee Walker (China).

Australia’s new MW, Boskov, has nearly two decades of international experience in wine sales and buying in both Canada and Australia. Boskov started out as a sommelier in Canada before moving back to Australia and spending a decade in key account sales and brand management with De Bortoli Wines. Boskov then to The Spanish Acquisition as the Director of Sales.

A certified WSET educator since 2008, she lectures across all levels of the WSET certification, including Diploma and currently consults to, and holds the North American market manager position with Equilibrio Wines, a boutique Australian, Portuguese and South African portfolio.

Boskov’s research paper looked at the prospects for Australian luxury wine growth among importers in key US markets.

The MW exam comprises three parts: theory, practical and then a final research paper and there are now 354 MWs in 28 countries and Boskov is just the 24th MW in Australia.

The Shout Team

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  1. Congrats Bree, like our winemakers I’m in awe of you guys that not only attempt the MW process but actually achieve it. Go well.

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