DWWA judge profile: Simon Thorpe MW

Simon Thorpe MW is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Simon Thorpe MW

Simon Thorpe MW started his career in the wine industry back in 1988 and has worked for such varied companies as Fortnum and Mason, Waitrose, Constellation and now Negociants UK Ltd where he has been the Managing Director since 2009.

A Trustee of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and a member of the Institute of Masters of Wine since 1997, he has a specific interest and passion for New World Wines, especially those from Australia and New Zealand. Beyond wine Thorpe spends time with his family in the deepest Shropshire countryside and greatly enjoys eating well and trying to get into double figures for Knockin IV cricket team.

Thorpe was first a DWWA judge in 2005.