Soon after graduating from Cambridge, Mark became fascinated by the mystery and variety of fine wines. Starting in the wine trade specialising in Champagne and Burgundy, in his spare time he studied to be a Master of Wine. His keen enthusiasm for Champagne led to him becoming, in 1986, a founder member of Maisons Marques et Domaines. As Fine Wine Director, he has responsibility for sales to prestige wine merchants as well as the selection, presentation and communication of MMD's finest wines. Mark has been a Master of Wine for 30 years and is Chair of the Events & Tastings Committee for the Institute of Masters of Wine.