Nick Dumergue is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Nick Dumergue started his career as a sommelier in his native New Zealand in 1990. From there his career progressed to working a dozen vintages 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 and Australia.
In wine buying positions, Nick selected fine wines on Super Yachts in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, worked as part of the team at Harrods, for an importer in Hong Kong and also in Bali, Indonesia.
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, consulting to restaurants 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.