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Alex Hunt MW

Alex Hunt MW

Became an MW 2010

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French

Alex joined the wine trade as a van driver for Oddbins while studying Philosophy and Psychology at Oxford, where he captained the Varsity Blind Tasting Team. Fresh out of university, he joined London-based wine merchant Mayfair Cellars in 2000, holding both sales and buying roles. In 2006 he moved to Berkmann Wine Cellars, where he is currently Purchasing Director. Alex has contributed articles to Decanter, World of Fine Wine and The Drinks Business, and from 2012 to 2016, he wrote a regular column on taste and tasting for jancisrobinson.com. He is a seasoned wine judge, with experience ranging from the Decanter World Wine Awards and International Wine Challenge to South Africa's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. He now sits on the Wine Judging Committee of the IWSC.

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Distribution, Agency/Importer, Buying, Author, Consultant, Wine judge

Wine styles: Fine and rare wines

Wine region expertise: Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Ribera del Duero, Italy, California

Market expertise: United Kingdom

Specialisms: Financial and commercial structures, Supplier/customer relationships, Routes to market, Importation, Distribution, Restaurant wines, Wine labels, Wine laws and regulations, Wine judging