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Corney & Barrow


Passion Investments

Wine Advisers

Asset class


Sector focus

Alcoholic Beverages


Adam Brett-Smith


Used to doing things its own way, Corney & Barrow was the first firm to develop close relationships between merchants and growers, a concept then alien to the industry. ‘People laughed at us,’ admits MD Adam Brett-Smith.‘We trust our growers, and our growers trust us. If you choose them carefully, the value remains constant.’

With a heritage tracing back to the 18th century, Corney & Barrow represents Domaine de la Romanée-Conti and Pomerol. Interest is now starting to move away from blended varieties – a shift indicated by the surging prices in Burgundy. ‘It’s wine that is interpreted and translated by a specific vineyard with a specific sense of place,’ Brett-Smith says.

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2020, Wine Advisers

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