DWWA 2013 Rhone Judging Panel
Nick Clarke MW joined Hedges & Butler in 1960 and rose successfully to the position of Wine Buyer for Bass Charrington. He passed his Master of Wine exams in 1971, and in 1978 Nick joined Henry C Collison, where he became Managing Director in 1981. In 1986 he joined O W Loeb as a director, and developed their ex-cellar sales for Paul Jaboulet Aine and Hugel, in particular. In 1996, with the support of Paul Jaboulet Aine and Hugel, Nick reformed Dreyfus Ashby (which had been bought by O W Loeb following the takeover of Schenley (USA) by Guinness). He is now a consultant for Dreyfus Ashby and has always held an interest and passion for the wines of Alsace, Rhone and South Africa.