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Barry Dick MW

Barry Dick MW

Became an MW 2013

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French


Barry Dick is one of a small group of winemaker MW's. Barry has developed a specialised blend of winemaking, wine technical and wine commercial experience and qualifications with strong knowledge of key wine markets. Completing a breadth of relevant specialist studies; a BSc in Food Science, an MBA in European Food Marketing, a Post Graduate Diploma in Winemaking and a Masters in Wine. Working in both winemaking and commercial development for wine producers and wine retailers. Holding roles such as Chief Commercial winemaker for Accolade wines and Wine Sourcing for Sainsburys UK. Spending much of my education and working life overseas and fluent in French.

Current employer: Waitrose & Partners

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Off trade, Winemaking

Wine styles: Champagne, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines

Wine region expertise: Argentina, Australia, Bordeaux, California, Casblanca Valley, Eastern Europe, France, Galicia, Hawke's Bay, Languedoc, Limari Valley, Loire, Maipo Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand, Portugal, Provence, Roussillon, South Africa, South America, South Australia, South-West France, Spain, Valencia, Western Australia, Western Cape

Market expertise: Europe, Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Economics of wine production, Fermentation, Stabilisation and clarification, Processing of grapes, Production of sparkling wines, Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Elevage / maturation, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Branding, Distribution, Marketing wine, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Wine laws and regulations