Michael Palij, MW

Brief notes:

Born: 12th February, 1966

University: Toronto 1984-88

(English & Philosophy)

Master of Wine: Since 1995

Currently reading:

What Would Google Do?

Currently listening to:

Fleet Foxes

Favourite Film:

Withnail and I

Favourite Food:

Bistecca Fiorentina

Favorite Quote: "The harder I work, the luckier I get".



Italian Sections of:

'DK Guide to Wines of the World’, co-author, pub. Oct. 2004

'Which? Wine Guide’, pub. Oct. 2004

'1001 Wines to Try Before You Die', pub. Mar.2008


Selected Articles:

 ‘The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly – Italian Vintages since 1970’ - Decanter

‘Barolo 1999 – Tasting Introduction’ – Decanter‘

‘Brunello 2004 – Tasting Introduction’ – Decanter‘

‘Verdicchio’ – Decanter‘

‘Wine as an Investment Vehicle’ – Patek Philippe Owners’ Magazine‘

‘The Marche - An Area on the Rise’ – Harpers Wine and Spirit Trade Journal‘

Michael Palij MW

Michael Palij was born in Canada and lives in the UK but he is now, at heart, an Italian and visits the country more than 20 times a year. His expert knowledge and guidance ensure that his company, Winetraders, imports and sells the finest Italian wines in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Norway, Canada, Sweden, Barbados, Japan, and Australia.

Michael is also acknowledged to be one of the UK's finest wine tutors. A Master of Wine since 1995, he very much enjoys educating others in the enjoyment and appreciation of fine wines and his education company, Winematters, now has branches in the UK, Ireland, and the Caribbean.

The combination of an encyclopaedic knowledge of Italy with many years' teaching experience is what makes WineWays, unique. It allows a select group of wine enthusiasts to spend time with Michael, sharing his passion for the vines of Italy, and enjoying the delightful company of the men and women who make unforgettable wines from them.