Tim Wood has worked in the wine trade for almost 23 years, for shippers, wholesalers agents and traditional fine wine brokers.

After reading Medieval English at Cambridge, a career in the wine industry was virtually inevitable. A stint at London's foremost Italian wine specialist, supplying high end Italian and Michelin Star restaurants with specialist Italian wines, gave him an interest in this most varied wine-producing country.

He has just resumed studying for the Master Of Wine, having begun this 11 years ago. At that time he had hopes of being one of the youngest MWs to qualify. He is now in with a shot at being the oldest!