Barry Dick MW joins the wine team at Waitrose
UK supermarket chain Waitrose has announced that Barry Dick MW will be joining its team as beer, wine and spirit bulk sourcing manager.
According to the retailer, which is owned by the John Lewis Partnership, Barry’s role will focus on the management of the global importation and UK packing of wines and spirits for the supermarket’s drinks buying team.
Barry’s move will mean that Waitrose now employs four Masters of Wine, which it claims is more than any other retailer.
Barry became a Master of Wine in 2013, and has held roles such as chief commercial winemaker for Accolade Wines and wine sourcing manager for Sainsbury’s UK.
Barry will join Master of Wine members of the Waitrose drinks team Pierpaolo Petrassi MW, Xenia Ruscombe-King MW and Rebecca Hull MW.