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Derek Smedley MW

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Derek Smedley MW is one of the most experienced members of the wine trade. He started his career with John Harvey & Sons of Bristol as a management trainee in 1961. After passing the Master of Wine examination in 1968, Derek joined Whitbread as a wine buyer, travelling the world in order to expand their portfolio.

After running his own company, Smedley Vintners, for fourteen years, Derek began to focus on consultancy in 1999. Today, he looks after City Institutions, Lincoln’s Inn, Carlton Club, and the Royal College of Physicians, and is one of our most popular guides.

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