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.

For 15 years Giles honed his tasting skills and palate, built his wine knowledge, and forged grower relationships under the tutelage of then buying director (now chairman) Hew Blair. Giles took on this highly prized role himself in 2012.

He works closely with around 200 producers, and these relationships that are the lifeblood of the Justerini & Brooks portfolio. He also puts great effort into unearthing hidden wine making talent.

Giles spends much of his year in vineyards and cellars, principally in the wine regions of Europe, and has tasted over 30,000 wines in the last 5 years alone.
Burgundy 2019 En Primeur: Côte de Nuits Webinar

Burgundy 2019 En Primeur: Côte de Nuits Webinar

Friday 15th January 2021
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Featuring Bruno Clair and Jean Grivot.

In lieu of our annual Burgundy 2019 tasting, we hosted a Zoom webinar with three of the region’s greatest estates: Arthur Clair from Bruno Clair and Mathilde Grivot from Jean Grivot. To view the wines in this year's offer click here


Burgundy 2019 En Primeur: Côte de Beaune Webinar

Burgundy 2019 En Primeur: Côte de Beaune Webinar

Thursday 14th January 2021
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Featuring Jean-Noël Gagnard, Génot-Boulanger and Château de Meursault.

In lieu of our annual Burgundy 2019 tasting, we hosted a Zoom webinar with three of the region’s greatest estates: Caroline Lestimé from Jean-Noël Gagnard, Guillaume Lavollée from Génot-Boulanger and Stéphane Follin-Arbelet from Château de Meursault. To view the wines in this years’ 2019 offer click here.

Burgundy 2019 in the words of our producers

Burgundy 2019 in the words of our producers

Wednesday 23rd December 2020
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

24 of Burgundy’s greatest domaines tell our Buying Director what they think of 2019 and attempt to compare it to another vintage….. 


Please join us for an exploration of the wines of the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits in January with some of Burgundy's top winemaking talent. 

To register for our webinars click here

Vintage Report: Burgundy 2019 - Incomparable!

Vintage Report: Burgundy 2019 - Incomparable!

Monday 21st December 2020
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Incomparable!

It has been a year like no other, for all of the wrong reasons, but if there was a bright spot in the gloom of 2020, it has been tasting the delicious 2019 Burgundies. We have an excellent vintage on our hands, even “great” for many domaines.  

Rhône 2019 Webinar

Rhône 2019 Webinar

Thursday 26th November 2020
by Giles Burke-Gaffney

Featuring Domaine Rostaing, Chêne Bleu and Château Mont-Redon.

 In lieu of our annual Rhône 2019 tasting, we hosted a Zoom webinar with three of the region’s leading lights to discuss their winemaking philosophies and, in particular, share with us their thoughts on the 2019 vintage: Pierre Rostaing from Côte Rôtie, Danielle Rolet from Chêne Bleu in the Ventoux and Mont-Redon’s Pierre Fabre in Châteauneuf-du-Pape. To view the wines in this years’ 2019 offer please click here.


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