PATRICK SCHMITT MW is a journalist and wine writer. He currently (April 2019) is editor-in-chief at the drinks business. Schmitt passed both the theory and practical papers of the Master of Wine examination on his first attempt and became a member of the Institute of Masters of Wine in March 2015. 

EDUCATION | Studied Geography at Oxford University, specialising in plant ecology. He subsequently studied Landscape Architecture at the University of Greenwich but before being able to practise as a landscape architect as planned, a job on a horticultural trade journal took him into a career as a journalist.

INTERESTS | Cars, cycling, real tennis.