Davenport the quiet hero


This is English Wine Week and we are marking it with a series of articles about English wine, many of them by Tam. Here's the first. Keep visiting this guide to our English wine week.

I may be inviting contention when I write this, but one of the UK’s most important wine figures is so under the radar that most people won’t have heard his name. 

Without much plan for a career path, Will Davenport did a stint as a cellar rat in Alsace before studying chemistry at King’s College, London. When he graduated in 1986 he headed to...