Top 10 influential wine consultants

10th December, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

8. Kym Milne MW

Kym Milne MWClients: Rustenburg, Errazuriz, PLB Group and a number of small Australian producers.

The former chief winemaker at Villa Maria expanded his focus to consultancy in the 1990s, becoming one of the original “flying winemakers”. Now based in Australia, Milne’s main role is as chief winemaker for Adelaide producer Bird in Hand; however, the international consultancy work continues through his company Global Wine Solutions.

Outlining his approach, Milne highlights the broad perspective he is able to offer after a career spanning so many countries and sizes of producer. However, he sums up, “In general I would say a lot of my influence for my higher end clients is often about focusing on more elegant styles – often looking at options of reducing alcohol a little, sometimes reducing the amount of new oak in some styles – not what many would imagine of a New World based winemaking consultant.”

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!
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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

  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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