Dirceu Vianna Junior is originally from Brazil, where he studied Forest Engineering and Law, before moving to London in 1989 and becoming involved in the wine industry.
For most part of his career he has been a Buyer and Director at some of the largest wine distribution companies in the UK.
In 2008 he became the first South American male to obtain the title of Master of Wine, also receiving the Viña Errazuriz Award for excellence in the business of wine paper.
He is the Founder and Director of Vianna Wine Resources, a consulting company that advice companies in different parts of the world, using the experience of different sectors of the Wine Industry extending over three decades.
He is also a judge at selected wine competitions, a technical advisor, commercial consultant, wine educator and writer. He is a regular speaker at wine events around the world.