Ned Goodwin

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Ned Goodwin
Born 15 April 1969
Nationality Dual AustraliaJapan residency
Education Newington College
Occupation Sommelier

Ned Goodwin (born 15 April 1969) is an English-born Australian-raised Master of Wine. He has worked as a sommelier, educator, show judge, consultant, TV wine show host and wine writer. He is one of only five Masters of Wine in Asia, and was the first in Japan.[1]


Goodwin was born in London and raised in Sydney, Australia.[2] He attended Newington College (1981–1987) [3] before undertaking tertiary education in Tokyo and Paris.[4] Goodwin has been a sommelier at Veritas in Manhattan, Les Juveniles in Paris and Michael's in Los Angeles. He was the host of a Japanese television show on wine, Vintage (2000) and was a guest-lecturer on wine marketing at Keio University (2002-2004). As a writer he has appeared in the New York Times, The Japan Times, Newsweek and Elle. From 2001 until November 2012 he was a wine director of the restaurant group Global Dining Japan. Goodwin currently chooses the first class and business class wines for a Japanese airline and is a brand ambassador for a Champagne house in Asia.[5]


  1. ^ The Sommelier's Palate - Ned Goodwin MW Retrieved 14 May 2013
  2. ^ The Institute of Masters of Wine - Profile Retrieved 14 May 2013
  3. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp75
  4. ^ The Age — Frequent Flyer: Ned Goodwin Retrieved 14 May 2013
  5. ^ Wine Searcher — q&A: Ned Goodwin MW Retrieved 14 May 2013