DWWA judge profile: Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw started his wine career in a vineyard in Somerset as a teenager, completed his University dissertation on the UK wine market and been in the industry since. Spending several years in the UK retail world with stints making wine in both New Zealand and Burgundy.

In 2002, he helped set up the award-winning independent wine merchant Stone, Vine & Sun, before joining the wine buying team at Waitrose in 2007, and becoming Buying Manager of Waitrose’s wine department in July 2010.

In October 2012, Shaw moved to Bibendum as Buying Director, and now is Group Wine Buying Director for Conviviality PLC over-seeing the Buying and Technical requirements for Matthew Clark, Bibendum, PLB, Wine Rack and Bargain Booze.

Andrew Shaw was first a DWWA judge in 2006.