Doug Wregg was born in New York, but bred in London. He gave up the opportunity to become an English teacher in favour of working firstly as a restaurant manager, then as a sommelier. In 1996, he was offered a job as a sales representative at Les Caves de Pyrène, at the time a ‘tiny three-man-and-one-woman band’ specialising in south-west French wines. He is now a director of the company and in charge of the sales and marketing team. Outside his main job, Wregg has consulted on several award-winning restaurant wine lists and written articles for various magazines. Doug is passionate about terroir-driven and natural wines from France and Italy, and is a strong, sometimes outspoken advocate of the artisanal approach to being a wine grower.