DWWA 2013 Bordeaux Judging Panel
Ben Stephenson is the Managing Director and founder of hangingditch wine merchants in Manchester. He has spent over 15 years in the wine industry, starting with stints as Shop Manager for Oddbins and Harvey Nichols, and as an Account Manager at Pagendam Pratt Wine Cellars, Domaine Direct and Willoughby's Wine Warehouse. In 2001, Ben obtained his WSET Diploma, and in 2004 he was a UK semi-finalist for the Ruinart Sommelier of the Year competition. Ben’s talents not only lie in wine, however, as he also holds an Art Foundation and BA in Graphic Design from the Glasgow School of Art.