SIMON LARKIN

ATLAS FINE WINES

Category
Wine
Company Size
Boutique

Post-university, Simon Larkin worked part-time for a top wine merchant, where he was encouraged to pursue a career in the industry. ‘I had to decide whether to take a job in the City — happily, though, I got side-tracked by wine,’ he says. He founded Atlas Fine Wines in 2010. Based in the heart of the City, Atlas’ team offers private clients a truly personal service. ‘Ninety per cent of what we sell is on a one-to-one basis, which is fairly unique in the wine world,’ says Larkin. There is value to be found in 2000-2010 back vintages, he says. There’s great value in champagne too, among the lesser known vineyards: ‘People who used to grow their own fruit and sell it to bigger houses are now making their own champagne.’

Simon Larkin