David Bird

DAVID BIRD trained as an analytical chemist and entered the food
manufacturing business as an analyst working with baby foods, mustard and
fruit squashes. He moved into the wine trade in 1973 almost by chance, but in
reality because a passion for wine was already developing. 1981 was his
vintage year, becoming a Master of Wine, a Chartered Chemist and father to
his first son. He specialises in quality assurance techniques, such as ISO 9000
and HACCP, and has been involved with wine activities and education in
France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway,
the Netherlands, Ukraine, Moldova, Russia, Algeria, Australia, Scotland,
Ireland and England.