The Decanter Power List 2011

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  • Thursday 26 May 2011

The fourth edition of our biennial Power List brings together the wine world's 50 most important movers and shakers - the people influencing what's in your glass today

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Ones to watch

Decanter's list of names to look out for in 2013, on the next Power List, reflecting the trends seen in the main list, and expected to proliferate over the next two years. Click on a name to see their profile


  • Ian Harris
  • Eric Asimov
  • Simon Tam
  • Debra Meiburg MW
  • Ryan Anderson Opaz
  • Bill Foley
  • Bruno Paillard


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    Of Decanter's Power List top 50, who would you place at number 1?

    • Pierre Pringuet (25 vote, 1%)
    • Eric de Rothschild (52 vote, 2%)
    • Robert Parker (384 vote, 15%)
    • Mel Dick (34 vote, 1%)
    • Robert Sands (17 vote, 1%)
    • Annette Alvarez-Peters (16 vote, 1%)
    • Don St Pierre Jr (27 vote, 1%)
    • Wu Fei (14 vote, 1%)
    • Eduardo Guilisasti (18 vote, 1%)
    • Jancis Robinson MW OBE (197 vote, 7%)
    • Bernard Arnault (18 vote, 1%)
    • Nobutada Saji (0 vote, 0%)
    • Steven Spurrier (26 vote, 1%)
    • Dan Jago (16 vote, 1%)
    • Gina Gallo (19 vote, 1%)
    • The amateur wine blogger (173 vote, 7%)
    • Robert Shum (2 vote, 0%)
    • Michel Rolland (44 vote, 2%)
    • Pierre Castel (9 vote, 0%)
    • Tony Laithwaite (26 vote, 1%)
    • Marvin Shanken (20 vote, 1%)
    • Miguel Torres (43 vote, 2%)
    • Sylvie Cazes (15 vote, 1%)
    • Gary Vaynerchuk (156 vote, 6%)
    • Jean-Charles Boisset (15 vote, 1%)
    • Jeannie Cho Lee MW (32 vote, 1%)
    • Simon Berry (36 vote, 1%)
    • Hugh Johnson OBE (57 vote, 2%)
    • Peter Gago (11 vote, 0%)
    • Aubert de Villaine (43 vote, 2%)
    • John Kapon (32 vote, 1%)
    • Ch’ng Poh Tiong (12 vote, 0%)
    • Stéphane Derenoncourt (24 vote, 1%)
    • Piero Anotinori (27 vote, 1%)
    • Ghislain de Montgolfier (8 vote, 0%)
    • Denis Dubourdieu (21 vote, 1%)
    • Eric Levine (118 vote, 4%)
    • Gary Boom (33 vote, 1%)
    • Allen Meadows (26 vote, 1%)
    • Mathieu Chadronnier (51 vote, 2%)
    • Michael Hill Smith MW (9 vote, 0%)
    • Serena Sutcliffe MW (8 vote, 0%)
    • Pierre-Marie Guillaume (6 vote, 0%)
    • Nicolas Joly (30 vote, 1%)
    • Frédéric Rouzaud (8 vote, 0%)
    • Nicolás Catena (30 vote, 1%)
    • Yasuhisa Hirose (4 vote, 0%)
    • Pedro Parra (79 vote, 3%)
    • Lorenzo Bencistà-Falorni (568 vote, 22%)

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