Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas is an experienced wine writer, commentator, judge, reviewer, presenter and consultant.
He lives his life around his enthusiasm for all things beverage – teaching, travelling, tasting and talking. He judges and presents wine regularly in the USA, the UK, Australia and Asia.
At home in NZ he is the wine and beverage feature writer for a number of publications, including MiNDFOOD, Hospitality Business and FMCG Business Magazines (The Shout), and has his own bi-annual magazine World of Wine. He reviews wines and makes his notes available on his website both to the wineries and the public, as a courtesy to the Industry.
As a professional Sommelier, Cameron spends much of his time involved in education – academically in charge of the Wine and Beverage Programme at AUT University in Auckland, and ‘out in the field’, consulting for the Wine, Hotel & Restaurant, Tourism sectors, and the interested public. He is on the Fine Wines of New Zealand Masters team in association with Air New Zealand.
He served on the Board of Directors for the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas, and is committed to being an instructor and examiner for the MS programme both in the USA and Oceania. When he earned his MS credentials, it was as the first in New Zealand (in fact, at the time, the first in the Southern Hemisphere) and he took out the trophy for the top marks.