Hi all, for those of you who don’t know me I’m Dave and I’m a wine buyer. My life in the wine trade began working as part of a customer service team. At the time I was a very long haired 18 year old without too much of an idea about what I wanted to do with my life, outside of the normal thoughts of being in a band and making it to the big time! After a couple of years, that dream was starting to fade but my passion for wine really began to kick in. At that juncture of my life I made the decision to try and make a career for myself in the wonderful world of the fermented grape! 14 enjoyable years on and I’m now part of a very successful two man buying team, working for one of the UK’s leading online wine retailers – Virgin Wines.
As part of the buying team it’s my job to make sure people are getting the very best quality to price ratio from wines crafted all over the world. Easier said than done, but by building person to person relationships with winemakers and producers, our current portfolio is jam-packed with a range of unique, hand-crafted wines, bursting with individual character.
So this Christmas I’m here to help you decide on the wines to present. Along with several blog posts that will be coming shortly, I’ll be doing a live chat over on the Virgin Money Facebook page. So head over on Tuesday 3 December between 12-1pm with your burning questions and I’ll be there to put your mind at ease. If you can’t make it Tuesday, pop your questions over on the page now or send to @VirginMoney using #WineTips.