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Profile of Richard Nurick

Richard Nurick started in the Wine Trade in 1959 following Military Service and University with a 3 years Apprenticeship. During these 3 years he worked in cellars, in a wine shop, assessing and Buying and selling wines, culminating in a Stage in Bordeaux during the 1961 vintage.
He joined a London Wholesale company selling wines to Hotels, Clubs and Restaurants and was promoted London Sales Director taking particular interest in Champagne and the West End of London. During this period he studied the WSET courses and passed the Diploma Level and started a series of courses with Tutored Tastings for the London University Wine & Food Society and other University Wine Clubs.
He helped launch and run a new wine company, subsidiary of a large American Company as Sales Director with a seat on the Board of Long John Distillers, another subsidiary company.
Launched Hawkins & Nurick importing and distributing mainly French Wines to the Wine Trade and London Hotels, Clubs & Restaurants. Hawkins & Nurick Ltd was a casualty of the 1980s depression and was taken over. Richard Nurick carried on importing and Broking wines until he retired from full time wholesaling and started as a Wine Lecturer and Consultant. As a Wine Lecturer he works for Newbury and Henley Colleges teaching WSET and Wine Appreciation courses. As a consultant he works with the largest Bulgarian wine producer employing New Zealand wine makers for the 2005 Vintage and launching the sales of Bulgarian wines in the UK. He now is in the process of launching a new wholesale wine company as a consultant and continues to teach to wine students including officers at R M A Sandhurst and on board cruise liners visiting France, Spain and Portugal as well as the Mediterranean. He is currently a Full Judge with the International Wine Challenge.

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