Mick O'Connell is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Mick O’Connell profile:

Originally from Dublin, Mick O’Connell joined the wine trade in 2001 working for McHughs before moving to London & Oddbins. Since 2011 he has managed fine wine merchant Handford Wines in South Kensington with fellow DWWA Judge Greg Sherwood MW. Handford specialize in classic European & South African wines.

Mick is a final stage MW student currently researching the wines of Sardinia, where he makes a garage wine with his wife. When not sourcing, selling, making, studying and judging wine, Mick likes to do all of the above with music.

2016 is Mick O’Connell first year as a judge at the DWWA.