Six new masters of wine announced

22 February, 2019
Harriet Tindal Master of Wine

Harriet Tindal MW

Research paper

How do winemakers in Australia make choices between traditional and innovative methods of oaking their wines? A qualitative study of cooperage decisions.

Jonas Röjerman MW (Sweden)

Röjerman is the head of quality control at the Swedish wine, beer and spirits company Systembolaget. His focus has been on developing their quality control for procurement, ensuring selection quality before distribution to more than 400 outlets. He joined Systembolaget in 2007 as category manager for the fine wine division after being the head sommelier at the five-star Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. The food and wine industry was a given for Röjerman, after encountering some of the classic left bank premier crus at the Grythyttan university restaurant in the early 90s. In 1992, he received a scholarship for best in class, which included a stage in Bordeaux, where his remontage and grape picking skills were perfected. In 2001, the WSET Diploma led to lecturing at various wine and sommelier schools in Sweden, and to co-authoring wine literature and writing for wine magazines. A successful sommelier career has earned him several Swedish and Scandinavian titles, plus high rankings in international championships, which has given Jonas the opportunity to judge at various wine competitions around the world. Röjerman lives in Stockholm with his wife and children.

Research paper

Evaluating the effect of training staff in wine knowledge at Systembolaget with regards to customer satisfaction ratings.

Harriet Tindal MW (Ireland)

Tindal (pictured) is part of the family founded Irish company Tindal Wine Merchants – ‘fine wine importer of the year’ in 2017 and 2018. She is a director of Searsons Wine Merchants (Irish Rhône wine retail outlet of the year 2018), a wine shop in Dublin and more recently Tankersley Wine Brokers, where she buys and sells fine wines globally. Tindal educates through her WSET courses, blogs on all related Tindal websites and holds regular wine events. Her presentations, tastings and writings engage consumers through their informal, lively and informative style. At home, a family of four boys, husband, horses, dogs, hens and rural life by the sea in Wicklow complete the picture.

Research paper

Investigating the gender gap: A study into the career paths of the University of Adelaide’s oenology graduates between 1995 and 2015.

Jonas Tofterup MW (Spain) 

Tofterup was born in Denmark and now lives in Spain. He holds an MSc in Viticulture and Oenology and has worked as a winemaker at a number of wineries, from the main wine regions in northern Spain to Yecla, Stellenbosch, Baden, Rheingau and in Denmark. In 2015, Tofterup moved to the commercial side of the wine world where he became the European export manager for Viña Valdivieso of Chile. Along with working for Valdivieso he co-owns Iberian Wine Academy – a wine school which offers WSET qualifications based in Andalucía. 

Research paper

An investigation into the impact of air freight and road transport on an aged, full-bodied red wine.

Keywords: masters of wine

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