Wine Consultant


What is a Master of Wine

Master of Wine is recognized as the highest achievement in the global wine community and equips those that have attained the qualification with a unique understanding and set of skills for dealing with all aspects of the business of wine. For more than 50 years the Institute of Masters of Wine has been promoting professional excellence and the highest educational standards in the art, science and business of wine: leading to the qualification of Master of Wine. 

~ From the Institute of Masters of Wine

Jane Masters MW

 New to Opimian, Jane Masters, MW is a fresh face with a different perspective on wine. A graduate of Bordeaux’s famous Institut d’Oenologie, Jane Masters was elected to the Institute of Masters of Wine in 1997. In the United Kingdom, Jane worked for Marks & Spencer, with responsibility for the technical management of wine supply and quality assurance. Having almost single-handedly managed a purchasing budget equal to that of most of the Liquor Boards, Jane knows about pressure.

Jane is currently the Deputy Vice Chair of the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine; she regularly speaks at industry seminars and finds time to be a Panel Chair for the International Wine Challenge, all of which she fits seamlessly into her busy social life living close to London and in the south of France.

Kenneth Christie MW

Opimian’s Master of Wine from 1973 - 2011

Kenneth Christie, MW, affectionately referred to as KBC, was Opimian’s first wine consultant. It was his efforts and persistence that provided members with premium wine, varied selection and informative tasting notes while also forging connections for Opimian with suppliers worldwide. In 2011, Kenneth retired making way for new tastes and expertise while forever leaving his mark on Opimian and Canada.