Hew Blair is Chairman and Buying Director of Justerini & Brooks. A lifelong fan of German Riesling, his dedication has seen sales at Justerini & Brooks double year on year, "thanks to improvements in quality and labelling - and the fact that sommeliers love German wines." Now Chairman and Buying Director of the company, Hew was educated at both Harrow and Bordeaux University, specialising in viticulture and oenology.
Hew worked extensively in the wine business in Europe from 1969 to 1973 and in 1973, started working at Percy Fox before joining Justerini & Brooks in 1974 as Buying Director. In 2008 he became Chairman of the company and he was Granted Royal Warrant in 2008. A member of the Buckingham Palace Wine Committee since 2008 and President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association since early, he really is wine trade royalty.