Luxury Power 50

In our first of five installments, we count down from number 50 to 41 of the 50 most powerful people in the world of luxury wine and spirits.

To coincide with our focus on all things liquid and luxurious in the December issue of the drinks business, we have compiled a list of the 50 most powerful people in the world of luxury wine and spirits.

Had this been a straightforward power list, the outcome would have been significantly different. Wine giants such as Miguel Torres and Gina Gallo would have certainly made the cut, but each person has been chosen purely for their influence over luxury goods production and consumption, hence a significant number of entries from Bordeaux and Champagne, with a sprinkling from Burgundy and Italy. The inclusion of influential importers and distributors in China reflects the current focus of demand for the expensive and ostentatious in the East.

For the complete list, see the December issue of the drinks business.

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