John (Jack) Keegan (botany), greenhouse manager at Miami, was recently awarded the title of International Bordeaux Wine Expert.
Earlier this year, Keegan attended a symposium on Bordeaux at the Society of Wine Educators in Eugene, Ore., presented by Dewey Markham, the author of the book on the Bordeaux 1885 classification.
Keegan became one of the top scorers on an exam that qualified him to attend an intensive week in Bordeaux, France, this fall. At the end of the week, Keegan took another written test and a tasting test on all aspects of the Bordeaux wine trade resulting in his being named a Bordeaux expert.
Keegan teaches landscaping and horticultural courses at Miami in addition to wine courses in viticulture and enology. He also gives numerous seminars and several wine-tasting events.