Danny Cameron, judge on the DWWA Portugal panel in 2010
Danny Cameron’s career began in the hospitality industry. Originally training at London’s Café Royal, he went on to lead an eight-sommelier team at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, and eventually became house manager at Danesfield House in Buckinghamshire. Five years as an independent wine merchant followed, before becoming director of Portugal specialist Raymond Reynolds; a position he has held for the past 12 years. Danny is also the founder and director of The Big Fortified Tasting (the bft), which created the largest and finest dedicated collection of fortified wine under a single roof. Additionally, he runs a wine and food consultancy company, dcpr, whose best-known client (Lewis and Cooper) has won several national awards for its wine business. Cameron is the current chairman of the Association of Portuguese Wine Importers, a group for which he was also the founding chairman in 2004. Beyond the wine trade, Danny is an archery coach, specializing in the English longbow, and is manager of the Great Britain Rock-it-Ball team.