Barker, Berenice (resigned)

Year Qualified: 2004

Berenice has been a wine specialist for NMK Schulz Fine Wines in Johannesburg and then Cape Town since November 2001, representing a portfolio of 17 wine farms.

She was once administrator, course co-ordinator and senior lecturer for the Cape Wine Academy and presented a food and wine radio talk show for two years from 1999-2001, while working for Cellarmaster Wines as wine specialist and trainer. She originally qualified as a gemmologist, and became a CWM in 2004, with her dissertation written on “Bottle closures in the wine industry”. In the same year she became the Inland Business Manager for the Cape Legends Group (part of Distell), followed by positions as National Key Accounts Manager and International Business Manager.

After a stint in the UK as Distell’s Fine Wine Manager for Europe, she is now back in South Africa working as the Sales & Marketing Director for Linton Park Wines, Wellington.

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Bottle closures in the wine industry