Nick Room, judge on the DWWA Loire, Sherry and Spain panels in 2010
Nick Room joined Waitrose in 1987, initially buying beers and spirits before moving into wine. Passing the WSET Diploma in 1992, he then bought wine for the retailer’s mail-order side before returning to the main buying office in 1998. Room’s specialities and interests are Spain, Portugal and Sherry. Waitrose has won awards for its lists of Sherry and Portuguese wines in 2005 and 2006.