DWWA 2013 Languedoc-Roussillon Judging Panel
David Allen MW discovered a love of wine when he worked for Oddbins before University, and after graduating in 1990, he spent 10 years running wine shops in South London for the company. Following this, he moved to Oddbins’ Head Office to work in marketing and logistics roles, and began studying for the MW, a journey which took him around the world several times. In 2004, David left Oddbins to join Uvine, and from 2006 to 2008, he worked for wine distributers Top Selection. David was appointed to his current role of Fine Wine Manager at Coe Vintners in 2010, and although his areas of interest are varied, he particularly loves Claret, Champagne, Riesling along with the wines of Australia, Greece and New Zealand.