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DWWA judge profile: David Bird MW

David Bird MW is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

David Bird MW

David Bird MW started his working life as an analytical chemist for Colmans of Norwich. A promotion to quality control manager of the new wine department in 1973 sparked a huge interest in wine, leading to Bird passing the MW in 1981, in the same year winning the Tim Derouet Award and becoming a chartered chemist.

He was instrumental in the development of the bag-in-box whilst working for Stowells of Chelsea as quality assurance manager and in 1994, Bird set up his own consultancy to provide a service of quality management to ISO9001 and wine production audits around Europe. The author of Understanding Wine Technology, first published in 2000 and re-published in 2010, Bird is past chairman of the Technical Committee of the WSTA, and is technical advisor to both The Wine Society and the Royal Tokaji Wine Company.

Bird was first a DWWA judge in 2008.

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