I'm Paul Caputo, wine writer, critic and merchant.

I consider myself to be an outgoing, entrepreneurial wine professional with a passion for communication and building networks.

I have spent the last 10 years working with wine and am currenlty involved in the following activities....

Mistral Wine Bar and Shop - Owner

Mistral is an independent wine bar in Chester specialising in fine wines from small growers.

Vinorandum - Founder

Vinorandum is a wine search engine designed to be a reference tool for consumers looking to learn more about the world's wines regions, grapes and producers. Along with other international wine critics, I store my own tasting notes here.

Judging

I've had the opportunity to judge in some international competitions around Europe.

2019

  • Bucharest International Wine Competition, Bucharest, Romania (May)
  • Citadelles du Vin, Bordeaux, France
  • Mundus Vini, Deidesheim, Germany

2018

  • IWSC 'Georgia / Russia' (associate), Guildford, UK
  • Concours international des vins à Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Vinaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2017

  • Citadelles du Vin, Bordeaux, France
  • IWSC 'Spain' (associate), Guildford, UK
  • Bucharest International Wine Competition, Bucharest, Romania
  • Concours international des vins à Lyon, Lyon, France
  • Vinaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Publications

The Macedonian Wine Guide 2014/ co-authored with Ivana Simjanovska

Journalism projects

Tortoise Magazine - more

Past projects

Caputo Wines - 2008-2018 - online wine merchants

Personal

Qualifications:

  • WSET - Level 4
  • VinItaly International Academy - Italian Wine Ambassador

Education:

  • BA Degreee - Politics and International Relations - Lancaster University
  • A Levels - Economics, History, English Literature

Languages

  • English (Mother)
  • Italian (Fluent)
  • French (Basic)

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