Jonas Tofterup MW is the first member of the Institute of Masters of Wine from Denmark. He passed the exams in 2019. He is based in Spain.

Qualifications: M.Sc. in Viticulture and Oenology.

Career: He has worked as a winemaker at a number of wineries, from the main wine regions in Northern Spain to Yecla, Stellenbosch, Baden, Rheingau and in Denmark. In 2015, Jonas moved to the commercial side of the wine world where he became the European export manager for Viña Valdivieso of Chile. Along with working for Valdivieso he is a wine consultant for ALDI Denmark and owns Iberian Wine Academy, a wine school which offers WSET qualifications based in Andalucía.

Languages: Danish, English, French, Spanish, German.

Primary area of work: Wine production, Trade, Communication.

Industry sectors: Winemaking, Sales, Business owner, Buying, Educator, Consultant, Wine judge.

Wine styles: Sherry, Still white, Still red, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Chile, Germany, Rheingau, Ribera del Duero, Galicia, Spain, Jerez

Market Expertise: Europe, United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Spain

Specialisms: Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Economics of wine production, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Financial and commercial structures, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Routes to market, Distribution, Supermarket and multiple retail, Branding, Wine judging.