Robert Mathias, Fine Wine Buyer at Bordeaux Index, becomes Master of Wine

Bordeaux Index

23 February 2024

Robert Mathias, one of our Senior Fine Wine Buyers at Bordeaux Index, has just become the youngest Master of Wine in the world.

Robert gained the prestigious title in the most recent round of announcements where five new members were announced. Robert secured the title after four years of studying and exams, solidifying his position as a distinguished expert in the field.

The qualification, awarded by The Institute of Masters of Wine, stands as the pinnacle of achievement in the global wine industry, recognised for its rigorous standards and comprehensive examination of theoretical knowledge, practical tasting ability, and mastery of all aspects of viticulture, vinification, and wine business.

Bordeaux Index Robert Mathias MW

Robert Mathias, 31, is one of just 417 in 31 countries to hold the qualification, set up 70 years ago as an exam for the UK wine trade, but now globally recognised. With the attainment of the Master of Wine title, Robert joins an elite group of professionals worldwide with their accomplishment not only reflecting personal excellence but also contributing to the advancement and enrichment of the global wine community.

"We are thrilled to announce Robert’s achievement of the esteemed Master of Wine title. Robert’s dedication, knowledge, and passion for the world of wine is the epitome of everything we believe in here at Bordeaux Index. We are immensely proud of Robert's accomplishment and look forward to his continued contributions to the industry."
- Gary Boom, Founder and CEO of Bordeaux Index
Bordeaux Index Robert Mathias MW

Robert's attainment of the Master of Wine title marks a significant milestone in his career, opening new opportunities for collaboration, education, and leadership within the wine industry. Now Fine Wine Buyer, with a particular specialism in the wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône, Robert studied at the University of Cambridge before working at Bibendum for nearly 8 years. It was here, through travelling widely and working alongside many wine trade greats, that he quickly became responsible for the fine wine programme. In 2023, Robert joined the buying team at Bordeaux Index.

"The experience of studying for the Master of Wine has been both one of the most challenging and fulfilling experiences I’ve had. In studying for this, I had the chance to develop a network across the whole world of wine which is quite simply invaluable." - Robert Mathias, Wine Buyer
"The MW is just the start of a journey continuing to discover, share, and learn – the wine world does not stand still. At Bordeaux Index I will continue my specialism in the world of Bordeaux and French wine, but also want to keep innovating and finding new quality driven producers and regions." - Robert Mathias, Wine Buyer

The title of Robert's paper is: 'Sparkling assets? An analysis of the contributing factors behind the growth in value of the secondary market for investment level champagne from the 2002, 2008 & 2012 vintages.'

Congratulations Robert, from us all at Bordeaux Index!

Bordeaux Index Robert Mathias MW

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