This London wine merchant holds more than £6m worth of stock — including a case of 1988 Romanée-Conti Burgundy, yours for a trifling £180,000. Directors Fiona and Patrick Wilkinson, 54 and 55, established the company in 1992 and were joined six years later by Paul Bowker, 54, former head of Christie’s wine department. The company sells to customers investing in vintage and first-growth wines, as well as champagne and port. Profits rose to £3.9m in 2016.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank18
CompanyWilkinson Vintners
ActivityWine merchant
LocationNorthwest London
Annual profit growth97.56%
Latest profits £000s*3,892
Latest sales £000s*22,972
Staff9
Founded1992
Websitewww.wilkinsonvintners.com

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