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Justerine & Brooks


Passion Investments

Wine Advisers

Asset class


Sector focus

Alcoholic Beverages


Hew Blair


Holder of a Royal Warrant for every monarch since King George III in 1761, Justerini & Brooks still tops the merchant hierarchy, with more than £200 million worth of wine held on behalf of clients.

Honorary chairman Hew Blair has been at Justerini for over 40 years, and oversees growth. The firm’s Burgundy range continues to expand, and it’s well positioned to deal with a growing demand for Petrus. Blair is particularly excited by the Barolo region: ‘We work with small, family run Domaines,’ he says.‘The style they are making is a lot more subtle, more ethereal, and will age beautifully.’ He is also noticing a steady increase in demand for German wines, pinot noirs and dry whites.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Wine Advisers

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