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DWWA 2012 judges

DWWA Australia Judging Panel

Peter Nixson joined British Airways as an airline steward in 1973
–having never drunk a glass of wine in his life. Through his job he
visited places including California, South Africa and Australia just
when their wine industries were starting to establish themselves. His
interest in wine grew and, in 1982, he began to take courses at the WSET
and earned his Diploma with Honours in 1986. In 1987 he joined BA’s
newly created Wine Department taking over its management in 1989. For
the next 20 years, he was responsible for the selection of all BA’s
wines – over 450,000 cases a year – including the Concorde Cellar. Peter
left BA in 2009 and now works for Vinum, a specialist importer of
Italian wines.