Anthony Hawser

Chelsea’s inaugural Fine Wine Fair co-organiser, Anthony Hawser, knows more than a thing or two about great wines.

Trained as a barrister and now publisher of The Drinks Business; the largest trade magazine in Europe for wine and spirits, Antony Hawser knows more than a thing or two about great wines.

Whether it’s a double page spread for Dom Perignon or Krug, Antony has covered every aspect of drink. “I always thought I’d enjoy the first growth clarets best, but brand building is really the most interesting part of my job,” Antony said. “All brands need the same treatment—tender care and a ruthless recognition of its weaknesses. Just like you and me. London is a great place to study brands as the whole place is one big brand—whether it gets the right treatment is debatable but we’re working on it!”

Antony is co-organiser of the inaugural Fine Wine Fair will launch at Chelsea Old Town Hall on 15 – 17 October 2010. Antony explains that inspiration for the fair came after wanting to take the intimadation out of the wine world and wanting to bring together a host of quality wines. . It will be the first fair of its kind to make fine wine accessible to anyone interested in drinking and learning about high end wines. More information can be found at

Interview by Marie Teather

Where were you born ?
London, not that I had any choice!
How long in London:
All my life
Favorite Restaurant:
Locanda Ottomezzo
Best Sushi:
Best Ethnic Food:
Best Italian:
Best place for late night dining:
Best dessert:
Best place for a romantic date:
Belvedere Restaurant Holland Park
Best Sunday brunch:
Royal China Club
Hautest Club/Lounge:
China White
Best place for a power business meeting:
My office in Southwark. Publisher’s offices are unsettling if you’re not in the trade: piles of magazines, graphics in an instant, and journalists help balance the power in our favour!
All-around favorite spot in London:
Hyde Park
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
The Goring
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
W H Stokes of Elizabeth Street
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
Tiffany’s Sloane Square
Best Spa:
The Berkeley
Favorite Charity Event:
Help the heroes wine auction which we run in October
Favorite Cultural Event:
Almost any opera at Convent Garden
Favorite Cultural Institution:
The Royal Ballet
Best Aspect of London:
The green spaces
Best Steakhouse:
Best Pizza:
Pizza East
Best Lunch:
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
My Wi Fi
Best Museum/Exhibit:
Modern Silver Galleries at the V&A
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
the Vineyards at Romanee Conti
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