Pancho speaks out on Campogate and his plans for the future

We spoke to Pancho Campo in his first interview with the wine press since Wine Future Hong Kong closed its doors and the Jay Miller scandal erupted.

Over the following pages you can read Campo’s candid views on the wine trade, as well as why he appeared on the Interpol register, what prompted his decision to resign from the Institute of Masters of Wine, and his perspective on the so-called Campogate affair involving Jay Miller.

Campo was the first Spanish Master of Wine and the first person to organise a conference on climate change and wine.

He also founded Winefuture, which, in November 2011, brought Robert Parker to Hong Kong to present his Magical 20 – a tutored tasting for 1,000 people on the 2009 vintage in Bordeaux.

Campo established The Wine Academy of Spain and is president of the organisation.

He is has not retired from the wine trade and says he is planning another Winefuture for 2014.

A Q&A follows with Campo, and click here to read the first page of the interview.

5 Responses to “Pancho speaks out on Campogate and his plans for the future”

  1. Burgpoodle says:

    “Until the industry… stops paying so much attention to gurus, writers, competitions and ratings the change will not start.”
    Well said, sir.

  2. José Moreno says:

    Congratulations for your “Curriculum” but in Spain we said: La avaricia rompe el saco…

  3. Rudulfus Langostinous says:

    “Until the industry… stops paying so much attention to gurus, writers, competitions and ratings the change will not start.”
    So why this one used to go to Spain with Jay Miller to attend wine tastings in the DO’s ?
    What a mistery.

  4. Marcos de Leon says:

    Who the hell are these people from Enjoy Spain to hire someone with Campo’s bad pedigree to promote brand Spain? Spain’s image has enough problems to now be associated with an individual with an image as bad as his.

  5. Kevin Khoo says:

    Pancho is superb, I attended his course conducted by him personally – Wine Academy Of Spain, indeed open up my knowledge of Spanish wines and the different DO’s

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