Top 10 influential wine consultants

10th December, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

Behind many of the world’s most admired wines lies the guiding hand of a winemaking consultant.

Emile Peynaud: the original winemaking consultant

Emile Peynaud: the original 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.

10 Responses to “Top 10 influential wine consultants”

  1. Kevin Robinson says:

    Amazingly, you left out David Ramey who Robert Parker claimed as one of the best in our industry!

  2. Greg Gillooly says:

    I’ve always maintained that there are only two stories to tell in all of fine wine promotion: the ” hallowed ground” story and the “magic chef” story. Now the “magic chefs” come to the “hallowed ground” where ever it may be. What a wonderful world this is!
    //

  3. Tom Payette says:

    So proud to see my mentor Mr. Boissenot and his son as the number one. You have his this spot on in ranking as best you could. Mr. Boissnot and his family are top notch and have taught me so very much. A Votre Sante !

  4. Andrew Healy says:

    Not a mention of Philippe Melka or Guy Anderson……

  5. Jamie Smith says:

    solid list and respect to wine consultants in shaping the wine supply chain and building wine brands!

  6. VinConnect says:

    Philippe Cambie and Philippe Melka would like to have a word with you…

  7. winedoggie says:

    You also left out Nick Goldschmidt. Over 30 years in the industry, consulting all over the world and makes some really amazing wines.

  8. sukumar das says:

    i like to set up a plant and seeking for consultancy

  9. Manjush Garg says:

    We are looking at setting up a wine import branding and sales platform and are on a look out for Wine Consultants and Tasters to guide us select some good wines from each wine producing region. Look forward to your inputs on this.

    • andrew says:

      HI Manjush,
      I represent a range of Australia and New Zealands largest and finest wine brands. Let me know how I can help you.
      Andrew

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