DWWA 2013 Australia Judging Panel
Andrew Shaw has spent his entire working life in the wine trade. Starting in a vineyard in Somerset as a teenager, he spent time with Oddbins as a Branch Manager in the UK chain's West Country stores, before making wine in New Zealand and Burgundy. In 2002, he helped set up the award-winning independent wine merchant Stone, Vine & Sun, before joining the wine buying team at Waitrose in 2007, and becoming Buying Manager of Waitrose’s Wine Department in July 2010, leading a team of buyers whilst still buying wine for the supermarket in his specialist areas. More recently Andrew has moved to Bibendum as Head of Buying, over-seeing a team of specialist buyers develop relationships with some of the finest producers on the planet for both the on- and off-trade.