Monday, June 13, 2011

Decanter 2011 Wine Power List: I am – With my Fellow Amateur Wine Bloggers Around the World – # 16 on the List

Picture: Christian G.E. Schiller with Fellow Wine Bloggers Panos Kakaviatos (above) and Dirk Wuertz (below)

Decanter Wine Power List 2011

The British Wine Journal Decanter just released the Decanter Wine Power List 2011 – the 50 most influential people in the wine world 9althought I counted only 49) And I am on it!! With my fellow bloggers around the world, the Amateur Wine Blogger made its first appearance at number 16.

Here is the list.

1. Pierre Pringuet (France) - the 60-year-old executive presides over the world’s fourth biggest wine company, Pernod Ricard, owner of brands from Champagne Mumm and Perrier-Jouet to Jacob’s Creek and New Zealand’s Brancott Estate. Pernod Ricard spans both the mass-market and premium end of the global wine market.
2. Eric de Rothschild (France) – he has looked after the portfolio of Domaines Barons de Rothschild for 37 years. He has shot up from number 20 2 years ago on the basis of Chateau Lafite’s huge influence in China
3. Robert Parker (US)
4. Mel Dick (US) – Senior Vice President of Southern Wines and Spirits (Distributor)
5. Robert Sands (US) – President of Constellation Brands
6. Annette Alvarez-Peters (US) - Wine Buying Director, Costco
7. Don St Pierre Jr. (China) of ASC Fine Wines
8. Wu Fei (China) - Chairman and General Manager of Chinese giant Cofco
9. Eduardo Guilisasti (Chile) - CEO, Concha y Toro, largest wine producer in Latin America
10. Jancis Robinson (UK) – wine critic of the Financial Times
11. Bernard Arnault (France) - LVMH Chief, owner of Chateau Cheval Blanc and Chateau d'Yquem, controlling stakes in Dior Couture, Tag Heuer, De Beers, Louis Vuitton
12. Nobutada Saji of Suntory
13. Steven Spurrier
14. Dan Jago (UK) - head of Tesco's Wine, Beer and Spirits division
15. Gina Gallo (US, Winemaker)
16. The amateur wine blogger – first appearance on the list
17. Robert Shum of Aussino
18. Michel Rolland (France) - consulting winemaker
19. Pierre Castel (France) - owner of Groupe Castel
20. Tony Laithwaite (UK) - owner of the largest specialist home delivery wine business in the world
21. Marvin Shanken
22. Miguel Torres
23. Sylvie Cazes (France) - President of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux and MD of Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
24. Gary Vaynerchuk (US, Web 2.0 Leader)
25. Jean-Charles Boisset
26. Jeannie Cho Lee MW (Asia, Wine Critic)
27. Simon Berry (UK) - Chairman of Berry Bros. and Rudd
28. Hugh Johnson (UK)
29. Peter Gago (Australia, Penfolds Winemaker)
30. Aubert de Villaine
31. John Kapon (US) - CEO of Acker Merrall & Condit, the largest wine auction house in the world and America's oldest fine wine merchant
32. Ch’ng Poh Tiong (China) - Publisher of The Wine Review (South-East Asia’s oldest wine magazine, since 1991), and the world’s first annual Guide to Bordeaux in Chinese
33. Stéphane Derenoncourt
34. Piero Antinori
35. Ghislain de Montgolfier (France) - Head of Bollinger
36. Denis Dubourdieu
37. Eric Levine (US, Web 2.0 Leader)
38. Gary Boom (UK) - MD of fine wine merchant Bordeaux Index
39. Allen Meadows (US) - American wine critic (Bourgogne)
40. Mathieu Chadronnier
41. Michael Hill Smith MW (Australia_ - winemaker, judge and consultant
42. Serena Sutcliffe MW (UK) - head of Sotheby's international wine department
43. Pierre-Marie Guillaume
44. Nicolas Joly (France) - one of the leading biodynamic winegrowers (Loire)
45. Frédéric Rouzaud (France) - CEO of Champagne Louis Roederer
46. Nicolás Catena (Argentina) - winemaker
47. Yasuhisa Hirose (Japan) – owner of Enoteca, Japan's best-known chain of wine shops
48. Pedro Parra (Chile) - winemaking consultant
49. Lorenzo Bencistà-Falorni

Who Will be on the Decanter Wine Power List 2013?

I am an economist by training and view things pretty much from an economic perspective, including the global wine market. In the world, there is a dramatic shift in purchasing power going on and will continue to go on, with implications for the global wine market. Within the past 40 years, the shares of the three main regions --- EU, USA and Asia/Oceania --- in world GDP have converged to around 27 percent, with the US going steady, the EU falling by roughly 10 percentage points and the Asia/Oceania region increasing by this amount. If you do a trend projection, than you end up, say in 40 years, with something like on the left-hand axe, with the only difference that the top line at above 35% is Asia/Oceania and the line in the middle at 15% is Europe.

Picture: Trends in World GDP Shares, from Greg Mankiw's Blog

This is in broad terms the economic set up for the global village in which people consume and produce wine. Often, one distinguishes two groups of wine countries, Old World wine countries and New World Wine countries, but I think one should add a third category, Emerging Wine countries.

Here is Decanter's list of names to look out for in 2013, when the next Wine Power List will appear, reflecting the trends seen in the main list, and expected to proliferate over the next two years. Editor Guy Woodward earmarked three major trends in this year's list: the rise of Asia, the empowerment of the consumer and the increasing diversity of the wine world.

Ian Harris (UK) – Wine and Spirit Education Trust
Eric Asimov (US) – New York Times
Simon Tam (China) – Christie’s Manager in Hong Kong
Debra Meiburg MW
Ryan Anderson Opaz – European Wine Bloggers Conference
Bill Foley (US) – Foley Family Wines
Bruno Paillard (France) – Champagne producer

schiller-wine: Related Postings

Emerging wine country: China's wine boom since 2000

New World wine country: New Zealand - facing the fate of neighboring Australia?

New World wine country: Chile and the Carmenere grape

Trends in the global wine world - old world, new world, emerging wine countries

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