Anthony Barne MW, Panel Judge Austria
Anthony Barne MW made the small step from the Army to the wine trade in 1978, having developed the interest while serving on the Governor of Gibraltar’s staff. His wine-trade career started in a wine shop, followed by a brief spell working at Domaine Thenard in Burgundy and Seppelts in South Australia. His career until 1992 was in mail order and wine buying, first with Hicks & Don, for whom he still acts as buying consultant, and then Harveys of Bristol. Since then he has been a wine auctioneer, currently working for Bonhams in London as UK head of wine. As an auctioneer, Barne’s main pre-occupation is with the classic wine regions of France and also Vintage Port and Madeira, but he has many other interests which include Austria. He has recently been appointed as the Auctioneer for the Nederburg Auction in South Africa.