DOUGLAS BLYDE

DOUGLAS BLYDE

Category
Wine
Company Size
Boutique

‘I appreciate that what I do is ultimately about enjoyment,’ says Douglas Blyde, endlessly enthusiastic and imaginative wine consultant and Evening Standard wine columnist, whose clients include Evgeny Lebedev and Viscount Weymouth. He spends much of his time ‘stuffing the cellars and cocktail cabinets of private clients,’ he says. He relishes arranging ‘flamboyant private parties with fragrant cocktails and mocktails, and Bollinger Grande Année by the magnum’. Blyde recommends English still wines and the ‘ultra-classy’ Chardonnays such as Kit’s Coty from Chapel Down, as well as top Californian Bordeaux blends from mountains ‘for investment and sheer pleasure’.

Douglas Blyde