DWWA 2013 UK Judging Panel
Richard Hemming is a freelance wine writer and educator. He has written for JancisRobinson.com regularly since 2008, and is also drinks writer for Sainsbury’s Magazine, wine columnist for the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and has been published by the Financial Times, Decanter, the Drinks Business, Harpers Wine & Spirit, and The World Of Fine Wine. Alongside writing, Richard runs events and wine courses for companies and private clients. His previous roles in the wine industry include six years of UK retail management, viticultural assistant work at a leading estate in Kent, and surviving (just) the 2008 vintage in McLaren Vale as a cellarhand. Richard began studying for the Master of Wine qualification in 2009, passing the theory exam in 2011 and the tasting exam in 2012. In what little free time is left, Richard plays the piano a bit and cooks as much as possible.