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Wednesday 1 July 2015

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Top 10 influential wine consultants

10th December, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

5. Alberto Antonini

Alberto AntoniniClients: A 30-strong portfolio spread across Italy, the US, Canada, Armenia, Australia, Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Although stressing he is “not very interested” in how his peers operate, this Tuscan consultant expresses a certain pride in his efforts to help clients “free their mind from the French recipe which has colonised the world in the last 40 years, when many producers have thought that the only way of making premium wines was using French grapes and the 225 litre barrels.”

It’s an approach that clearly resonates well with his clients. Concha y Toro winemaker Marcelo Papa says: “Without doubt he is one of our most interesting advisors who is not interested in chasing point scores or simply turning up. He is always seeking to create wines with character and a sense of place.”

Adding to Antonini’s influence is undoubtedly his double act of the last seven years with Chilean “terroirist” Pedro Parra, who is now involved in around half his projects around the world. “We complement each other very well,” sums up Antonini, who praises Parra’s ability to “understand the relationships between the terroir and the wine characteristics.”

8 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!
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  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

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