Last year BBR’s new CEO Dan Jago told Spear’s he’d landed the perfect job. Another year into his role at the helm of Britain’s oldest wine merchant, he’s no less enthusiastic — and with good reason. Sales have grown and business has expanded in the US, Hong Kong and Singapore. The hugely successful online trading platform BBX is one of the best, while its private client offering, which comprises more than half the business, is a constant work in progress. ‘Just having an app is a bit five minutes ago,’ he says. After 318 years, the shop has moved around the corner though it remains on the same site, with bottles for £10-£20,000 available to take home for drinking on the very same night.