David Sax is the owner and founder of Le Glug Wines, a unique wine consultancy based in Poole.


What would be your perfect day out in Dorset?

Living on Sandbanks there is nothing I like to do more than jumping on my mountain bike with my two sons and cycling over to Studland. The moment we pass the pay huts on the other side it always feels like you have been transported to another world. The scenery is just so amazing, it is total escapism. It also feels a bit like stepping back in time.


What are your fondest memories of the area?

I had just left school and I got a part-time job handing out leaflets for WHSmith. I basically headed for the beach and focused on groups of Swedish students, (I have no idea why)! I was paid in tokens and exchanged them for fabulous albums. Enjoying an under-age pint at The Quarterdeck bar overlooking the pier most nights in the summer of ’81 with my mates.


What has been your proudest achievement?

Buying The Parkstone Hotel and turning it into The Cow in 2003. The pub took off like an Exocet Missile. It’s been responsible for engagements, marriages and births. People moved to Ashley Cross just to be near The Cow. I really believe we helped shape the area. I guess it culminated in being crowned National Pub of The Year in 2007 by the National Trade Press. Heady exciting times to be involved in the pub industry.


Where do you get your inspiration from?

I am invited to a lot of wine tastings by my wine suppliers and this is where I find new and exciting wines. I always make a couple of new discoveries at these tastings and I love introducing my clients to my new “star” finds. It gives me a huge buzz to share these gems with my customers and turn them on to something new that they had never heard of or tasted before.


What would be your favourite thing to do on a day off?

My friends would tell you that I hate golf but I have to say a group of mates together playing at either Parkstone or Purbeck is pretty hard to beat. The golf maybe awful but the banter is always fierce and the views at these two courses is truly stunning.


Where is your favourite place to eat in the county?

A flat-bread and a pint of cider at The Pig having cycled over is nigh on impossible to beat on a summer's day. For a more sophisticated meal, I don’t think Rick Steins can be beaten. Richard the GM and his team always make me feel incredibly welcome, the food and service is exemplary.


What three things do you associate with Dorset?

Our fabulous beaches, big blue skies and amazing countryside.


If you could summarise the county in one word what would it be?

Diverse. We really do have the best of all worlds here in Dorset and that is why we all feel so happy and privileged to call Dorset home.