Welcome to Derek Smedley, Master of Wine Consultant.

Welcome to Derek Smedley, Master of Wine Consultant.

Derek Smedley has been in the wine trade since 1961 joining John Harvey & Sons as a management trainee. 1966 saw a move to the wine side of Watney Mann and then to Gilbeys (part of IDV) when Watneys sold the wine side to them. It was during his time with Gilbeys that he passed the Master of Wine Examination (1968). 1972 he joined Whitbread as wine buyer and travelled the world expanding their portfolio. From 1985 to 1999 he ran his own company Smedley Vintners and after 1999 has concentrated on consultancy. Today he looks after City Institutions, Lincoln’s Inn, Carlton Club and Royal College of Physicians.

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