Michael Broadbent

Michael Broadbent

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Michael Broadbent MW (born 2 May 1927 in Yorkshire, England) is a British wine critic, writer and auctioneer in a capacity as a Master of Wine. He is a renowned authority on wine tasting and old wines. Broadbent was educated at Oundle School and trained as an architect but changed career, in 1952, at the age of twenty-five, and entered the wine trade first with Layton's, next with the West End Wine merchants, Saccone and Speed, and, from 1955 with Harvey's of Bristol. In 1960 he received the qualification of Master of Wine. In 1966 he resigned as Sales Director to start wine auctions at the London auction house Christie's which would lead him to trade in and taste a greater number of fine and rare wines than anyone else in the world, his tasting notes estimated to number over 90,000 in more than 140 notebooks. Until 1992 he was the senior director of Christie's wine department, and he remained a senior consultant with the firm until 2009.show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 159g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134944645
  • 9786134944649