Saturday June 6, 2020

The sweet taste of Liberty

David Gleave was born in Canada and educated in London, but always knew that Ireland would play a key part in his wine business

8th October, 2017
David Gleave, founder and managing director of Liberty WinesGARETH HARMER

David Gleave, the founder and managing director of Liberty Wines, left Dublin in 1982, bound for London to pursue his dream career in wine by studying first for the WSET Diploma in Wine and later for a Master of Wine degree.

Gleave’s classmates, back in the 1980s, included Australian Michael Hill Smith, the later founder of Shaw + Smith Winery; Riquet Hess, a director of Sichel Wines and Luciann Flynn, each of whom eventually joined with...

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