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Marcia Waters MW Selection of the Month – April


Marcia Waters MW joined the Oxford Wine Company as Wine Consultant in January 2012. She completed her Master of Wine qualification in the early 90s and is currently the Chairman of the Education and Examination Board of the Institute of Masters of Wine. She started as buyer for Victoria Wine before becoming Wine Controller at Tesco, Wine Buyer at Rothschild Waddesdon and General Manager at Anglo American Farms UK (who own the famous South African wineries Boschendal and Vergelegen).

The Master of Wine qualification is regarded in the wine industry as the very highest standard of professional knowledge and is one of the hardest exams to pass in any field. The process is challenging and rigorous and there are currently only 300 MWs in the world.

Each month Marcia chooses a wine or a small selection from The Oxford Wine Company that she has particular reason for recommending to you. These wines can be bought individually or together in any denominations.


The April Selection is:


Salice Salentino, Leone Castris 'Maiana', Italy 2011

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A full bodied red from Southern Italy. This ancient wine growing region has had a renaissance recently and has attracted wonderful wine makers who love the challenge of the unusual negroamaro grape.   It makes wines full of cherry, black berry and blue berry flavours and has an intriguing dark chocolate hint. This has a fresh balance making it a really lovely wine to drink by itself or perfect with slow roasted lamb, or tomato pastas, or olive crusted tuna steaks. I will be drinking this with roast lamb this Easter.