David Kermode




Journalist & Broadcaster

David Kermode is a multifaceted media personality with a diverse career spanning over two decades across television, radio, and print media. With a lifelong passion for wine and spirits, David's journey into the world of wine writing and broadcasting marks a captivating evolution from his esteemed roles as the former editor of BBC Breakfast and Channel 5 News. Despite his illustrious career in journalism, David's affinity for wine and spirits has always been a driving force in his life. His 'second career' in wine commenced after he pursued a diploma in wine and spirits from the respected Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), laying the groundwork for his transition into the world of wine media.

Today, David is a prolific contributor to leading publications such as The Buyer and Club Oenologique, where his insightful commentary and expertise enrich the discourse surrounding wine and spirits. He is also a familiar face on television and BBC radio, where he shares his passion and knowledge with audiences, captivating listeners with his engaging discussions about wine and spirits.

In addition to his media ventures, David serves as a trusted consultant for several wine producers, leveraging his expertise to provide strategic guidance and support. He is also a sought-after host for masterclasses and private tastings, where he imparts his wisdom and passion to eager enthusiasts and professionals alike.

An embodiment of his commitment to sharing the joys of wine and spirits with the world, David hosts the popular weekly podcast, The Drinking Hour, in partnership with the IWSC and Food FM. Through insightful conversations and engaging interviews, David invites listeners to explore the fascinating world of wine and spirits, further cementing his status as a leading voice in the industry.

David's journey is a testament to the transformative power of passion and dedication. With his unwavering enthusiasm, boundless expertise, and charismatic presence, he continues to inspire and educate audiences worldwide, leaving an indelible mark on the world of wine and spirits.

David Kermode