DWWA South Africa Judging Panel

Meet the members of the DWWA South Africa Judging Panel

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Gerard Barnes began his wine career in 1988 working at various Oddbins shops. He then moved into purchasing for Greenalls followed by Sainsbury’s, where he developed a love of French wine, particularly Burgundy and the wines of the Rhône. Following a long period at Raisin Social where he was responsible for buying and product development, sourcing wines from South Africa, France, Spain, New Zealand, Chile and Argentina, Gerard is now European Sourcing Manager for Winery Exchange responsible for Spirits and French and Spanish wines .