Oeno is more than just a group. It’s a dynamic and innovative entity that sets trends and reshapes the way investors enjoy the fine wine market. Our financial analysts and wine experts work seamlessly together to provide an exceptional level of service to our clients on a daily basis and offer exclusive access to the world’s most prestigious wines.Learn more
Our multi-award winning investment arm with a fully-managed service that is second to none. Our expert insider knowledge and investment expertise yield market-beating profits, putting us at the cutting edge of a fast-paced market.Learn more
Whether you are a Michelin-starred restaurant, a discerning private collector, or part of the busy hospitality sector, OenoTrade’s personalised service supplies the finest of wines direct to your cellar.Learn more
Our home, an inviting space for our clients and city workers to mingle with like-minded individuals. Here guests can enjoy the finest of wines in an elegant setting unrivalled anywhere in the city.Learn more
Meet the team
Daniel CarnioDaniel was born into the world of wine, taking his first sip aged 6 and helping with the harvest in his grandfather’s vineyards. After studying enology under Professor Mario Fregoni, Daniel made wine under the late, great Gianfranco Soldera and worked as a sommelier at Michelin-starred restaurants before setting up his first wine investment company in his late twenties. Daniel’s encyclopaedic knowledge of wine and exceptional industry contacts benefit all parts of the group.
Head of Italy
Daniel WalkerDaniel Walker has a real knack for analysing markets and utilising their unpredictable nature to benefit OenoFuture’s clients. After honing his skills in trading houses, hedge funds and asset management in the City, Daniel had his eureka moment in a London wine bar and realised the incredible potential of the fine wine market. As Head of Investment and Oeno Co-Founder, Daniel’s industry-leading advice maximises annual returns and enables our clients to consistently reap rich rewards.
Head of Investment
Justin Knock MWJustin Knock has the rare distinction of being one of the few Masters of Wine to pass the notoriously tough exams first time round in 2010. He has held a number of high-profile roles in the wine industry such as UK Director of the California Wine Institute. With extensive experience in wine production, distribution and marketing, Justin brings a wealth of industry expertise as Oeno’s Director of Wine and resident expert on the New World specialising in Australian and Californian fine wines.
Justin Knock MW
Director of Wine
Olivier GasselinOlivier Gasselin has been in the wine trade since 2001 with his career taking him all over the globe as head sommelier and wine buyer for restaurant groups like D&D London and Hakkasan. Olivier was awarded Best Sommelier in the Middle East three times, also winning the Sommelier Wine Challenge at Imbibe Live 2016, before completing his WSET Diploma in 2018. As Head of OenoTrade Olivier manages buying and supplier relations, using his extensive contacts to keep everything running smoothly.
Director of OenoTrade
Mattia TabaccoMattia began working in wine while studying at the highly-respected Universityof Gastronomic Sciences. Since then he has enjoyed a varied international career including stints as wine tasting coordinator with Slow Food, sommelier for Peck in Milan, and in the purchasing department of an Italian wine importer in the U.S. Most recently, Mattia worked as Deputy Head Sommelier for Hakkasan and now uses his extensive contacts and wine knowledge to offer an exceptional level of service to Oenotrade.
Senior Wine Buyer
Alice Longhurst-JonesAlice Longhurst-Jones fell for wine on a month-long trip to Argentina which turned into a three-year love affair. After completing her WSET Level 3 and graduating with a BA in Liberal Arts she has worked for several London wine merchants as well as wine companies in Spain and Argentina, gaining wide-ranging experience in purchasing, sales, and marketing. She is now returning to her creative roots as Oeno’s Head of Marketing.
Head of Marketing.
Mike HeffernanMike Heffernan started working in the City in the 1980s, advancing quickly to become a dealer and then a broker in 1988. For 10 years he pursued a very successful career in broking for the highly acclaimed Harlow’s International & Spot CHF desks before turning his attention on the Asian market. Now Mike uses his wealth of experience, impeccable market analysis and financial acumen to help Oeno to stay ahead of the game in his role as Head Financial Analyst.
Head Financial Analyst
Nicola MerighiNicola Merighi’s Italian roots led him to an early interest in wine, although it wasn’t until he began to work for a high-profile gastropub in London that he discovered his true calling. He honed his wine skills and knowledge at private members’ clubs and top London restaurants including Hakkasan Mayfair where he worked as Head Sommelier for several years. Passing his WSET exams up to Level 3 in wine, Nicola puts his wine knowledge and on-trade contacts to good use working for OenoTrade.
Daniele NapoletanoDaniele was raised in a family of hugely successful role models. His father is an acclaimed international hotelier which helped to expose Daniele to the world of gastronomy and fine wine from a tender age. By the age of 18, Daniele had already acquired an extensive understanding of the fine wine market. He then studied economics at UCL and went on to become a high flyer at some of London’s leading luxury asset management companies.
Head of Investment Italy
Matt PantonMatt Panton has been in the accountancy profession for over 15 years, with a specialism and passion for the food, drink and hospitality industries. As CFO of Oeno Matt safeguards the financial health of the business and ensures that investors and clients can be looked after to the exacting standards set by the company founders.
Chief Financial Officer
Almudena Alberca MWIn 2018 Almudena Alberca became Spain’s first female Master of Wine, balancing the notoriously demanding examinations with working full-time as a winemaker. Her impressive resume includes stints working at the boutique winery Cénit in Zamora and her current role as technical director at the large Bodegas Palacios 1894 winemaking group. Almudena uses her specialist knowledge of the Spanish wine industry in her role as Oeno’s Brand Ambassador for Spain.
Almudena Alberca MW
Brand Ambassador for Spain
Claudio MartinsIn 2019, Claudio Martins returned to his home country, Portugal, after 18 years in London. He then started Martins Wine Advisor, a team dedicated to advise and educate about wine around the world. A passionate and service-focused wine consultant with extensive global expertise, Claudio now counts Liber Pater, the world’s most expensive Bordeaux, among his clients. His specialist knowledge of the Portuguese and Brazilian markets make him a fantastic Oeno Brand Ambassador.
Brand Ambassador for Portugal & Brazil
Events, Seminars & News
2021: The Year of The Champagne Surge
According to the Comité Champagne, there’s a dip in champagne shipment by 18% or around 50 million bottles last year. Together with the recent rebound in sales, there’s likely to be a champagne shortage coming at the end of the year. In fact, high-consuming regions such as the Hamptons are already feeling the hit, with…
Will Climate Change Affect The Fine Wine Market?
85% of land suitable for viniculture could be lost if global temperatures warmed by 4°C. This was the stark conclusion of a report released last year by a group of high-profile climate researchers in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Even a 2°C rise would cause a loss of 56% of land…
Italian & US Wines Flourish: Liv-ex 2021 Classification
Global wine trading platform Liv-ex has just published their 2021 Classification which provides an bi-annual ranking of the top performing wines on the secondary market. For investors it’s a useful snapshot of how the fine wine market is moving and emerging opportunities in undervalued regions or producers. According to Liv-ex, the Classification takes inspiration from…
Frederico Graziani; The Mount Etna Wine Maker
There is a lot to be excited about when it comes to Frederico Graziani. If it’s not his outstanding Jancis Robinson score of multiple 18 points, it could be the fact that he has dedicated his whole life to perfecting his wine making craft. He has given all his time and efforts into understanding each…