Master of Wine
Jonathan Pedley joined the wine trade in 1985, having become interested in wine whilst studying Biochemistry at Oxford University. From 1985 until 1994, Jonathan worked for Grants of St. James's, latterly running the company's School of Wine. He passed the Master of Wine examination in 1992, winning the Madame Bollinger medal for excellence in tasting. In 1994 he became self-employed, continuing to lecture and write on wine, but also getting involved in wine consultancy and broadcasting. Projects have included making a series of television programmes for Channel 5 (with Keith Floyd) and a couple of series for Sky Business, lecturing at Edith Cowan University in Perth, writing two wine books for Harper Collins, wine judging in Australia, advising the Louisvale Estate in South Africa, and helping Waitrose develop its team of wine specialists. Jonathan has worked closely with us over the last 17 years, jointly selecting wine range with our buyer and supporting customers with staff training, private tasting and dining events.