Top 10 influential wine consultants

10th December, 2013 by Gabriel Stone

6. Denis Dubourdieu

Denis DubourdieuClients: Cheval Blanc, Yquem, Bodegas Chivite in Spain, 4G Wines in South Africa.

If it’s your white wines that are in need of attention, then look no further than Denis Dubourdieu, Professor of Oenology at the University of Bordeaux. His own family has owned Sauternes property Doisy Daëne since 1924 and Dubourdieu’s expertise both as an academic and bona fide vigneron make him hot property for wineries looking to improve quality.

In his quest for age-worthy white wines, Dubourdieu and his research team have dedicated themselves to identifying and tackling the issues that surround premature oxidation. From vineyard health through to pressing, fermentation, lees stirring and bottling, Dubourdieu’s clients can take advantage of his theories about how to create white wines with longevity to match their quality. That said, fans of traditional old white wines such as Rioja’s Lopez de Heredia Viña Gravonia or Marqués de Murrieta might find his stance a shade too purist.

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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