Godfrey Spence, judge for the DWWA Port & Madeira panel in 2010
Godfrey started his wine trade career in 1983, initially in the retail sector in London and Kent, and for 16 years was a senior lecturer at the WSET. He has written three books, the first of which, The Port Companion, was described by Bruce Guimaraens (then director of Taylor’s and Fonseca) as ‘the definitive book on Port’. It was translated into nine languages and shortlisted for the Prix Lanson. He writes regularly on Portugal and Port, and has contributed to many books on wine.