Curriculum Vitae – WINE CAREER
Georges Meekers was educated in Belgium at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and later graduated from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel as M.A. Int. Affairs. Born in Sint-Truiden, Belgium, he speaks fluent Dutch and French besides English. He now lives in Malta with his wife Stefie. Together they raise two Malta-grown petits crus: Ike of the ‘95 and Leah of the equally great ‘98 vintage.
In the 1990s Meekers became involved in wine writing and education. For several years, he wrote a weekly wine column for the Maltese newspaper Malta Today and has been contributing featured articles to The Times of Malta, The Malta Independent, and international wine trade magazines with vintage reports on Malta and other upcoming wine regions. As of November 2015, Georges writes the Friday wine page of The Times of Malta.
Georges Meekers is also the author of the “Wines of Malta – The Essential Guide”, the first award-winning reference book on the country’s wine industry and he may be regarded as an authority on Maltese wines. For long he ran winesofmalta.com, which he self-funded and published in support of the Maltese wine industry. His latest wine and photography book “Cleanskin” is yet another collaboration with Malta’s prolific photographer Kevin Casha.
Outside Malta, Meekers is perhaps best known for his role as founder of the Wine School named Wine Campus. Being fluent in several languages, he gets invited as a keynote public speaker at wine trade conferences. As a ‘wine ambassador’ he has accompanied diplomatic missions such as the Maltese MEP delegation to the EU parliament, 2010.
Wine educator, taster and wine professional Georges Meekers has been a passionate advocate for the preservation of what he has dubbed Malta’s G-force: the two ancient coastal native grape varieties Girgentina and Gellewza. He remains professionally engaged in the Maltese wine business at Malta’s leading winery Emmanuel Delicata.
Georges Meekers is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers (UK)