Our Buying Team and how they do it?

Today, our team of buyers have successfully collated an unrivalled portfolio with over three thousand different wines.

How do our buyers do it?

Justerini & Brooks can proudly say that we are the largest importer of domaine bottled fine wines from the top estates of Burgundy, Barolo and Germany into the UK. As well as having long-standing relationships with the finest properties in Bordeaux, the Rhône, the Loire and Champagne. View our video from the Buyers themselves.

 

Awarded to Justerini & Brooks on their portfolio and approach

  • Decanter - Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year 2017 - Burgundy
  • Decanter - Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year 2017 - Germany
  • Decanter - Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year 2017 - Bordeaux
  • Decanter - Specialist Wine Retailer of the Year 2016 - Italy
  • International Wine Challenge 2016 - Specialist Merchant of the Year - Burgundy
  • International Wine Challenge 2016 - Specialist Merchant of the Year - En Primeur

Our Buying Team

Hew Blair

Hew Blair

Hew’s 26-year tenure as Justerini & Brooks' buying director saw him become the longest-serving in the trade, reputedly with one of the best palates.

Now in his 41st year with the company, he remains as likely to be found in a vineyard in Piedmont, a cellar in Burgundy, a chateau in Bordeaux, or Riesling-hunting on the banks of the Mosel as at his desk overlooking St James’s.

 

 

Giles Burke-Gaffney

Giles Burke-Gaffney

Giles heads the Justerini & Brooks buying team of five, who travel the world in search of great wines from family-run domaines and estates.

He joined Justerini & Brooks in 1997 as a cellar hand. It was the aromas while decanting incredible wines for lunches in the dining room at St. James's Street that sparked his passion and drew him into wine as a career.

 

 

Julian Campbell

Julian Campbell

Julian is responsible for The Loire, Southwest France, Alsace, Spain, Germany, USA, Chile, Argentina, Australia and South Africa.

It all started with a bottle of Cheval Blanc 1981. It was to prove an important moment that left an indelible memory, which lead first to exams and then the realisation that he could pursue his fascination with fine wine professionally.

 

 

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

Tom handles Justerini & Brooks' relationships with its Bordeaux negociants, and orchestrates the annual Bordeaux En Primeur campaign.

Tom joined the Wine Trade in 2001 and then became Justerini & Brooks’ Bordeaux Buyer in 2008. After record-breaking primeur campaigns, the Chinese boom and bust, and the ‘Bordeaux bashing’ years; his enthusiasm for wine is still unwavering - and he still loves the buzz of a Bordeaux campaign.

 

Kate Janecek

Kate Janecek

Kate grew up in Canada, in a family that appreciated wine. But it was her uncle really, an avid collector, who would prove to be the somewhat unexpected source of her passion. It all stemmed from one unfortunate, yet memorable, moment at the age of 11 when young Kate dropped a prized bottle of her uncle’s Petrus. Suffice to say, his reaction to this unfortunate incident was not one of elation!