Nick Oakley is a judge at the at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Nick Oakley has been in the wine trade for 35 years, starting at wine merchants Lay & Wheeler in Colchester.
In the late 80s he had a ‘road to Damascus’ moment following a visit to Portugal, and as a result he established his own business as an import agent specialising in Portuguese wine. Wines from NW Spain were added about ten years ago. His company, Oakley Wine Agencies, is today one of the UK’s leading Portuguese specialists and counts most major supermarket group in its client portfolio.
In recent years, the company has also started supplying Portuguese & Spanish wines to overseas markets, including Japan, Ireland, Australia, USA and Japan. Oakley Wine Agencies celebrated 30 years trading in January this year.