Matt Smith is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Matt Smith

Matt Smith joined the wine trade in 2002, starting out at Majestic Wine where he managed a number of the company’s key branches around London for five years. In 2007 he joined the Waitrose wine buying team, and over the six and a half years he was with the retailer, he sourced wines from Burgundy, the South of France, England, Australia and New Zealand, along with a wide range of countries across Eastern and Central Europe, and even wine from India.

In November 2011, he was made a Chevalier de Tastevin for his services and commitment to Burgundy wines, and two years later he joined Bibendum Wine, where he currently heads up all new world buying for the importer.

Matt Smith was first a DWWA judge in 2011.