Nick Oakley is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Nick Oakley has been in the wine trade for 33 years, starting at wine merchants Lay & Wheeler in Colchester. In the late 80s he had a ‘road to Damascus’ moment following a visit to Portugal, and as a result he established his own business as an import agent specialising in Portuguese wine. Wines from NW Spain were added about ten years ago.
His company, Oakley Wine Agencies, is today one of the UK’s leading Portuguese specialists and counts most major supermarket groups in its client portfolio. In recent years, the company has also started supplying Portuguese & Spanish wines to overseas markets, including Norway, Ireland, Abu Dhabi, New Zealand and Japan. Oakley Wine Agencies celebrates 27 years trading this year.