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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: Barry Dick MW Consulting

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

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

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

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

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

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