IMW launches Campo probe

The Institute of Masters of Wine has opened an investigation into the conduct of Pancho Campo MW.

The announcement follows a formal complaint to the IMW over Campo’s alleged conduct.

It has been alleged that Campo (left), president and founder of The Wine Academy of Spain, charged Spanish wineries up to €40,000 for a visit from Jay Miller of The Wine Advocate.

The Wine Academy of Spain this week moved to categorically deny the claims, but the IMW today confirmed it is launching a full investigation.

An IMW statement said: “The Institute of Masters of Wine is aware of certain claims being made in regard to the alleged conduct of one of its members, Pancho Campo MW.

“Membership of the Institute and the right to use the title Master of Wine is reserved for those individuals who have passed all aspects of the Masters of Wine Examination, agreed to abide by the Institute’s formal Code of Conduct and who remain members in good standing.

“The Code of Conduct sets out the professional and personal standards which are expected of a Master of Wine.

“The Institute takes alleged breaches of its Code of Conduct very seriously, and investigates all such alleged breaches once a formal complaint is made.

“In the event that a breach of the Code is proven, a range of sanctions is available to it.

“Having received a formal complaint into Pancho Campo MW’s alleged conduct, the Institute of Masters of Wine has opened an investigation.

“No conclusions have been reached, investigations will continue, and no further statement will be made until such time as the investigation has concluded.”

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