The Decanter Power List 2013
46 Gary Boom (39)
Managing director, Bordeaux Index, 54
South African -born Boom left his career in the City of London to set up Bordeaux Index in 1997. Turnover stands at £100m, and Bordeaux Index has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Los Angeles. While its main London rivals, Farr Vintners (see right) and Berry Bros &Rudd (see p25), sell more Bordeaux, BI ’s list spans top Champagnes, America, Lebanon, Italy and more. This year, it sold its entire allocation of Dom Pérignon 2002, £500,000 worth, in an hour.