Top 10 influential wine consultants10th December, 2013 by Gabriel Savage
Behind many of the world’s most admired wines lies the guiding hand of a winemaking consultant.
Ever since Emile Peynaud created the original template for this profession, their influence has infiltrated the international winemaking scene to the extent that the same handful of names crop up time and again.
In December’s issue of the drinks business we explore the extent to which these winemaking consultants (as distinct from viticulturalists and other specialists) are shaping the global wine scene – and to what extent this influence should be viewed as beneficial or cause for concern.
For the moment, however, we’ve compiled a selection of 10 of the world’s most influential winemaking consultants. Some are high profile, others deliberately fly under the radar, but each of them have arguably done more than any individual brand or company to create the wine world we see today.