Alex Hunt MW


Berkmann Wine Cellars


Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Alex Hunt MW embarked on his journey in the world of wine as a van driver for Oddbins while pursuing studies in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Oxford. During his time at Oxford, Alex not only delved into the depths of academia but also showcased his passion for wine by captaining the Varsity Blind Tasting Team, demonstrating an early aptitude for discerning the nuances of fine wines.

Upon completing his university education, Alex wasted no time in immersing himself in the wine trade. In 2000, he commenced his professional career at Mayfair Cellars, a prominent London-based wine merchant. During his tenure there, Alex assumed diverse roles encompassing both sales and buying responsibilities, honing his expertise across various aspects of the industry.

In 2006, Alex transitioned to Berkmann Wine Cellars, a move that marked a significant milestone in his career trajectory. At Berkmann, he assumed the role of Purchasing Director, overseeing strategic procurement endeavors and playing a pivotal role in shaping the company's wine portfolio.

Alex's influence extends beyond his day-to-day responsibilities, as he has become a respected voice within the wine community. He has contributed insightful articles to esteemed publications such as Decanter, World of Fine Wine, and The Drinks Business, offering his perspectives on diverse facets of the wine industry.

Moreover, Alex is renowned for his discerning palate and expertise as a wine judge, having participated in prestigious competitions including the Decanter World Wine Awards, International Wine Challenge, and South Africa's Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. His commitment to the pursuit of excellence in wine evaluation led him to serve on the Wine Judging Committee of the IWSC (International Wine & Spirit Competition).

Notably, Alex has also carved a niche for himself as an author, sharing his insights and experiences through a regular column on taste and tasting for from 2012 to 2016.

In addition to his professional endeavors, Alex is an accomplished guitarist, showcasing his musical talents as a member of the wine-trade rock band Skin Côntact. His multifaceted experiences within the wine industry, coupled with his diverse interests and talents, contribute to his dynamic presence and influence within the global wine community.

As Alex continues to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of the wine trade, his unwavering passion for fine wines, coupled with his commitment to excellence, serves as a guiding force in his pursuit of enriching experiences and contributions to the world of wine.

Alex Hunt MW