26th September, 2012 by Patrick Schmitt - This article is over multiple pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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.