DWWA 2013 Sherry Judging Panel

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Nick Room

Nick Room joined Waitrose in 1987, initially buying beers and spirits before moving into wine. Passing the WSET Diploma in 1992, Nick worked in wine mail order for five years before returning to the main Waitrose wine buying office in 1998. Nick specialises in South America, Spain, Portugal, Sweet and Fortified. In 2005, 2006, 2010 and 2013, Waitrose won awards for its Iberian List, while its fortified wines are widely recognised as market-leading. Invested in 2006 for services to the Spanish wine industry, Nick is currently serving as Chairman of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino, and over the years he has spearheaded a number of initiatives designed to enhance the standing and reputation of the Organisation.