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Christopher Burr MW

Christopher Burr MW

Became an MW 1995

Based in United Kingdom

Nationality British

Languages English, French


Entered the wine industry in 1970 working for Alexis Lichine in Bordeaux. He then worked in production and distribution, and subsequently Marketing Management for Hedges and Butler, finishing as Director responsible for Wine and Spirit supplies to the Bass Group. In 1980 moved to Bass, becoming Marketing and Commercial Director for Bass Mitchells & Butlers Ltd then European Director, Bass Brewers. In 1990 he joined Joseph Drouhin as Managing Director of the UK company, then in 1993 he merged Domaines Drouhin in the UK with Mentzendorff & Company, where he became Managing Director. He was International Head of Wine at Christies and a Director of Christie Manson & Woods in the late 1990's. He currently values wine collections for probate or divorce purposes, advises a number of vineyards in various countries, and in 2014 founded wotwine? the app which reviews and evaluates all supermarket wines for the consumer. Christopher is a sought after and entertaining after dinner speaker.

Christopher values wine cellars for Probate, Divorce, Financing and Sale purposes.

Primary area(s) of work: Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): Auctioneer, Author, Business owner, Broadcasting, Consultant, Educator, Events, Fine and rare wines auctions, Journalism, Marketing, Wine authentication, Wine business strategy, Valuations for probate, divorce or sale.

Wine styles: Champagne, English sparkling wines, Fine and rare wines, Fortified wines, Port, Sekt, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines, Tokaji

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Australia, Bordeaux, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burgundy, California, Canada, Champagne, China, Croatia, Douro, England, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hungary Tokaj, Italy, Jerez, Languedoc, Loire, Martinborough, Mosel, New Zealand, Ningxia, Okanagan Valley, Oregon, Portugal, Rheingau, Rhone, Serbia, Slovenia, Tuscany, UK, Veneto/Friuli, Western Balkans

Market expertise: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Canada, Czech Republic, China, England, Europe, France, Germany, North America, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, United Kingdom

Specialisms: Acquisition of vineyards, Sustainable packaging. Prevention of fakes., Branding, Distribution, Ecommerce, Education, Fine wine auction business, Food and wine pairing, Marketing wine, Music and wine pairing/events, Events, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, Training, Wine auctions, Valuations of cellars for Probate, Divorce and as collateral for loans. Most work confidential and f, Wine judging