Recommended by Lord Rose, the former boss of Marks and Spencer, Susie De Paolis has been advising people on their wine portfolios and managing their cellars since 2001. Clients include people from all walks of life, from heads of industry to the private collectors, and they all have one thing in common: ‘Their portfolios are all quite sizeable,’ says De Paolis, who has a strict cap on the number of clients she’ll have at any one time (never more than 30). ‘Everyone has a different agenda. Some just want to drink it, others are buying for investment and everyone has different tastes, so I have to get to know my clients really well.’ This year she’s been recommending buying the ‘stellar’ Douglas Blyde 2014 white Burgundy.
Susie De Paolis