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Introducing some of our wine team:
Jon got bitten by the wine bug during a family holiday to Châteauneuf-du-Pape in 1991 and then immersed himself deeper in the world of wine by picking grapes in Burgundy soon after. Despite detours to French philology and IT, he kept going back to wine as a freelancer; consulting, snooping for auctionable items and setting up portfolios for shops and later a wine bar in London. He took the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) diploma course in Haaga-Perho, Finland in 2006 and has since given up the rest for wine alone and is a fully-fledged judge at the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.
He joined MMI 2008 and is now wine and spirits specialist.
Jon enjoys off-roading, snooping for new and interesting wines, travelling and likes Clarkson.
Tony happened upon a German wine festival at the age of 11 and never looked back!
He grew up in the Lake District, went to catering college, then worked as a sommelier in restaurants in Scotland, Jersey and Bermuda.
Returning to the UK, Tony did the WSET Diploma and worked for various wine merchants before coming to Dubai in 2006. He now heads up the MMI group wine team.
He likes golf, cooking, camping, The Smiths & The Clash, United and tasting new wines.
Read an account of Tony’s recent visit to vineyards and winemakers in New Zealand and Australian here:
Paul has been lucky to have spent most of his life working in the many different facets of the wine industry. He passed his WSET diploma way back in 2001 followed by an advance tasting assessment qualification in 2003. He rarely tastes the same wine twice!
Jorrit was born in Holland but has traveled the world. After Hotel Management and working in Aruba, Switzerland, Thailand, Oman and Abu Dhabi he has now settled in Dubai.
He particularly likes Riesling from the Mosel and rosé from the South of France and when not working likes to spend time in the kitchen or on a golf course.
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