DWWA 2013 Portugal Judging Panel
Nick Oakley has been in the wine trade for 30 years, starting at wine merchants Lay & Wheeler in Colchester. He then established his own business as a general wholesaler specialising in Portuguese wine, after a 'road to Damascus' conversion following a visit there in the late 80s. His company, Oakley Wine Agencies, is today one of the UK’s leading Portuguese specialists, and counts every major supermarket group in its client portfolio. In recent years, the company has also started supplying Portugese wines to overseas markets, including Norway, Ireland, Abu Dhabi and Jamaica.