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Walter Speller

Dutch born Walter Speller has experience in every conceivable aspect of wine since he started as a wine waiter in 1997 in Berlin. Stints in Bordeaux followed in 2002 and 2003, after which he moved to London where he worked as a sommelier and wine merchant manager. A fascination and passion for Italian wine led to an export and marketing consultancy assisting small, artisanal Italian producers entering the UK and US markets. In his role as Italian wine specialist and journalist Walter continues to report extensively about Italian wine for www.JancisRobinson.com while regularly conducting and chairing trade seminars and master classes, both in London and Italy as well as New York.