DWWA 2013 Burgundy Judging Panel
Alison Buchanan supplemented her undergraduate income as a chef and initially studied wine to complement her love of cooking. Her wine career began at the sharp end, managing a store for one of the multiples, before she joined Scotland’s oldest wine merchants, Whighams of Ayr, in 1989. When Corney & Barrow bought Whighams in 1994, Alison continued in Scotland before moving to London as Associate Director of Buying in 1998. Passionate about wine, Alison recognises the need to see it in a wider business context, and to this end, she studied for an MBA which she completed in 2005. Today Alison looks after the top relationships in the Corney & Barrow portfolio, heading up their Prestige Buying department.