Master of Wine, Belgium
Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW has studied around the world, including at the renowned wine regions of Jerez, Burgundy, Napa Valley and Bordeaux, and holds an Agronomical Engineer degree and a masters in viticulture and oenology among his qualifications. A columnist at several magazines in Spain and Belgium, also regularly writing for wine magazines in the UK and Italy, Ballesteros Torres works in four languages. Chair in major international wine competitions, including Decanter’s WWA, Vinitaly’s 5Stars, Concour Mondial Bruxelles and others. He is active in the fields of promotion and education, and sits in the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine, the governing board of the Spanish Taster Union, the Board of the International Federation of Wine Journalists, the Basque Culinary Centre’s Wine Committee. National expert at OIV. Member of Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino. Commended to the Spanish Order of Agricultural Merit.