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DWWA judge profile: Nick Dumergue

Nick Dumergue is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Nick Dumergue

Nick Dumergue began his wine journey as a sommelier in his native New Zealand in 1990. From there, his career progressed to working a dozen vintages across nine countries around the world, living for many years in London learning about the commercial side of the industry and holding several sales and managerial roles in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States.

In wine buying positions, Nick selected fine wines on Super Yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, was part of the team at Harrods in London, an importer in Hong Kong, resorts in Bali, Indonesia and retailers and restaurants in California.

A certified Diploma educator for the WSET and a former tasting co-ordinator for Decanter, Nick currently divides his time between creating private label ranges for clients in Europe and the US, most recently Gordon Ramsay’s Californian Collection, consulting to restaurants and retailers such as Wally’s in Southern California where he currently resides and hosting wine boot camps in France, Italy and Australia several times a year.

The rest of the time, Nick can be found surfing, shucking oysters and travelling to new places.

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