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In my 16 years in the wine industry I have travelled and tasted in nearly all the world’s major wine regions. I have judged at wine competitions in Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain and Italy and worked harvests in France, Italy and Australia. I have experienced every aspect of the wine industry: I have sold wine, bought wine, made wine and written about wine.
As a broker, I oversaw the sale of the oldest and most expensive bottle of Barolo ever auctioned (and at that time the oldest and most expensive bottle of Italian wine ever sold): 1894 Fontanafredda, sold for HK$30,440 (US$3,930/UK£2,475/€3,095) in October 2011.