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David Hunter

David Hunter

David went to Germany in 1968 for three months’ work experience abroad in the wine cellars of H Sichel Söhne, and ended up staying with the company for 25 years! After finishing his apprenticeship at Maison Sichel Bordeaux, he returned to London where he was later became the company’s purchasing director. This involved frequent trips to both Germany and to key wine producing regions in France, focusing in particular on Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Rhône where on the commercial side he purchased wines both in bulk and in bottle for the Sichel portfolio.  This also included buying classed growth clarets “en primeur” or “futures”.  Latterly this also involved visits to Oporto and Jerez.

David has just retired from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust after 20 years’ service.  A holder of the Diploma qualification, David has lectured regularly to Diploma students in his specialist subjects of Bordeaux, France in general and Germany as well as fortified wines.  

David Hunter is on the following tours: