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Broadbent Michael

The British wine critic Michael Broadbent (1927-2020) was one of the most famous wine tasters and wine writers in the world. He began studying architecture in 1948, but stopped and began working as an apprentice wine merchant with Tommy Layton in 1952. In 1955 he joined Harvey's, where the famous wine expert Harry Waugh (1904-2001) was his mentor. Here he rose to the position of sales director for Great Britain.

In 1966, Broadbent moved to Christie's auction house in London and became director of the wine department. Here he was and still is responsible for countless auctions. In 1970, he became Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine, and was awarded the title of Master of Wine in 1960. He was also an honorary member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux. In 1984, he received the "Grand Prix de l'Académie Internationale du Vin". His famous wine book "Weine prüfen, kennen und genießen" (Wine Tasting 1960) is an international classic and longseller and has already gone through more than 40 editions in ten languages. He wrote monthly articles for the British magazine Decanter. From 1986 he was President of the International Wine & Food Society and since 1991 Chairman of the Board of the Wine & Spirit Trades Benevolent Society.

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