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

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

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

Market expertise: United Kingdom

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