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David Gill MW

David Gill MW

Became an MW 1988

Based in United Kingdom

Nationality British

Languages English, French, Italian


Sarnian Astrophysicist with experience in depth right across the commercial world of wine at directorship level. Over nearly 40 years I have had significant roles as a specialist retailer, supermarket buyer, fmcg wine sales & marketing, brand creation & development, on trade wine development, wine-style development & blending & QA . I have developed, bought, marketed and sold wines in the UK from many producing countries and regions and have particularly strong experience in organics, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, East/New Europe, Loire, Rhone & Midi, German & Austrian wine. Apart from English, I speak passable French, a little Italian and can understand enough Spanish to get by.

Current employer: Kingsland Drinks Ltd

Primary area(s) of work: Trade

Industry sector(s): Agency/Importer, Buying, Educator, Marketing, Off trade, On trade, PR, Project management, QA/QC, Sales, Wine judge

Wine styles: Cava, Champagne, Cremant, Fortified wines, Madeira, Port, Prosecco, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines, VDN

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bordeaux, California, Casblanca Valley, Champagne, Chile, Colchagua Valley, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, France, Galicia, Germany, Greece, Hungary Tokaj, Italy, Jerez, Languedoc, Loire, Maipo Valley, Marche, Mendoza, Mosel, New South Wales, New Zealand, Penedes, Pfalz, Piedmont, Portugal, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Roussillon, San Juan, Sicily, South Africa, South America, South Australia, South-West France, Spain, Tuscany, USA, Veneto/Friuli, Victoria, Washington, Western Australia, Western Cape

Market expertise: United Kingdom

Specialisms: Blending, Bottling, Bulk shipment, Packing and labelling, Quality assurance and control, Branding, Distribution, Food and wine pairing, HORECA, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Importation, Independent retail, Marketing wine, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Supplier/customer relationships, Supermarket and multiple retail, Wine labels, Wine judging