Qualifications

Education, diplomas

Magister Vini

Magister Vini is the highest wine graduation of the Netherlands, similar to the Brittish equivalent of MW - Master of Wine

  

Certified Appraiser Valuer and Broker in Wines & Spirits

 

Chartered Valuer Appraiser and Broker in wines

 

Registered Diploma level 4 Vinologue of the Dutch Wine Academy

   

Liquorist van de Wijnacademie, level 4 in Spirits

  

Mixologist

  

Experience     

Sommelier

In 1980 Andes started his career in the world of wines, working as sommelier in the south of France.

         

Other activitiesin the wines and spirtits trade
  • 1983 - 1996:            sales man
  • 1996 - 2006:            wine buyer wholesaler in Gastronomy
  • 2000 - present day: international agencies
  • 2006 - present day: board functions
  • 2007 - present day: import and export
  • 2009 - 2018:            Wine and spirits education
  • 2010 - present day: whisky- and wijnvaluations
  • 2009 - present day: Political lobby

     

Special skills

Experienced with evaluating tank samples and defaults in wine.

         

Languages      

  • Andes masters 5 European languages including the common wine jargon: Dutch, English, Italian, French and German. ‘Language is the key to open all doors’.
  • Nederlands
  • Engels
  • Frans
  • Duits
  • Italiaans     

Tasting ability:               

Graduated taster

 

Other competences         

Wine Trend watcher

Frequently approached by the media as 'wine trend watcher'

Valued member of wine jury Concours Mondial, Mundus Vin

Lector, master

wine, spirits, cocktails, wine-food pairing, wine business

Specialist in wine and food pairings

 

Masters professional cooking skills

Political lobbyist

Andes did a lobby to make it legal to offer wines and spirits to taste at the liquorshops. In 2014 he succeeded
 

Performer at Wine related events

 

Awards / notifications

 
“Dutch Wine Trend Watcher”, Meiningers IWB 2018


First Valuer with hallmark in the Netherlands


First Magister Vini of the Netherlands


Highest wine graduation


Winelife: nr 29 from “top 50 wine influencers 2012


“Taste maker of the month”, Perswijn 2007


“Wine personality of the year 2002, WIJNAGENDA


“Membre d’honneur 1998” la Confrérie du Sabre d’Or :