Claudio grew up among the vineyards of the Dao region of Portugal, spending his school holidays helping the local producers with the harvest. He received little money but a wealth of knowledge about turning the humble grape into a blissful drink. He went on to become a passionate, dedicated and service-focused wine consultant and connoisseur with extensive global expertise.
He is an articulate and energetic entrepreneur who delivers new opportunities and bespoke services to significantly increase his clients’ portfolio values. His strategic vision, financial acumen and commercial expertise, combined with his technical aptitude, palate and flexibility, allow him to exceed any client’s requirements.
Claudio is a well-respected and trusted advisor with extensive sales and marketing expertise and a proven track record in building international strategic alliances with third parties, importers and local producers. He has a competitive advantage with his access to lean supply chains, emerging products, and local, regional and global markets.
He has participated as a judge for the Decanter World Wine Awards since 2010, judging for Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Asia. He spent several years building a wine merchant business that introduced Portuguese wines to on- and off-trade and private clients in the UK.
After 18 years in London, Claudio spent time developing projects in theexciting markets of Zurich and Moscow and introducing wines from unknown regions from around the globe. He now counts Liber Pater, the world’s most expensive Bordeaux, among his clients.