Author: Matt Deller
About The Author
Matt Deller has passed both the Theory and Practical parts of the Master of Wine exams and is currently writing his Research Paper, which upon successful completion he will become one of less than 50 Masters of Wine in North America. He is Director of Fine Wine Development for Constellation Brands, prior to which he was North American Sales Director for their New Zealand portfolio.
Matt entered the wine industry in 1996 as Territory Manager – Fine Wine for Pernod Ricard. He then helped establish Bennett & Deller Wine, specialist importers of Spanish, Italian and South American wines, where he was Sales and Marketing Director for over a decade. Following that, he joined The Fine Wine Delivery Company as Wine Program Director, leading a dynamic buying and trade sales team and developing integrated sales and marketing programs. He has judged numerous international wine competitions, written articles for various wine publications and conducted hundreds of educational seminars. He lives in the San Francisco bay area with his wife and two sons.