Jane Hunt MW
British born Jane Hunt MW arrived in Perugia, Italy in 1973 and by a serendipitous chance to work for a local Umbrian wine producer cemented her enthusiasm for a career in the world of wine. She has worked in the UK wine trade since 1977. Awarded the Vintners’ Company Travel Scholarship in 1981 and passing the rigorous Master of Wine exam in 1985, she has the advantage of both an in-depth knowledge of wine as well as over 40 years working experience.
Her work has covered a wide range of sectors to include sales, purchasing, marketing, teaching and generic promotion amongst others. In 1999 she set up her own company, Hunt & Coady Ltd, working specifically in the field of wine event management for tastings and competitions. Clients included promotional bodies for Argentina, Chile, France, Italy (including Alto Adige, Chianti Classico & Sicily) and Slovenia.
Her business partnership with Walter Speller commenced in 2017 and the company name changed to Hunt & Speller Ltd in early 2019. Jane’s event organisational skills make a perfect partner for Walter’s wide, ‘up-to-date’ knowledge and enthusiasm for Italy’s best wine producers to find better understanding and trade opportunities for their remarkable wines through well-planned trade tastings.
She is fluent in Italian and speaks good French.