Beans Boughton is a wine buyer based in the UAE working for MMI as Fine Wine Category Manager. Beans is a confident communicator, eager to engage with fellow consumers at all stages of their wine journeys.
Beans’ passion for wine began rummaging around Gloucestershire wine cellars at a young age. After studying Ancient History at UCL his professional engagement with wine started at Oddbins. Following a foray into the world of banking, Beans joined the team at Planet of the Grapes, completing the WSET Diploma in 2009 and moving from van driver to running a fine wine shop, bar and restaurant in the City.
He gained experience buying wine in the cash & carry, and wholesale distribution sectors before moving to the U.A.E. to join MMI.
The Institute of Masters of Wine – IMW
The Institute of Masters of Wine is a professional body with an unsurpassed international reputation. Their Members, Masters of Wine (MWs), hold the most respected title in the world of wine. MWs have proved their understanding of all aspects of wine by passing the Master of Wine (MW) examination, recognised worldwide for its rigour and highstandards.