Dave is a distiller, winemaker, wine auctioneer, international wine and spirit judge, and a writer on drink and allied subjects. He has had a long and varied career including a long spell with the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery.
Dave is a widely published author; he also contributes to local and international wine, spirit and travel magazines. He has travelled the world presenting tastings; talks and papers on the South African wine industry. He has also been involved with the International Wine & Spirit Competition since its inception nearly 40 years ago.