Savagely independent

Mark Savage

Jancis's Oxford University contemporary has one of the most admired selections of wine in the UK.

It is true of many wine merchants, in the UK anyway, that they are better at buying than selling, but it is especially true of Savage Selection, based in the Cotswolds.

Mark Savage MW, who founded it and gave it its clever name, doesn’t do publicity and hardly courts customers, but is famously relentless in his exploration of the wine world and fastidious in his choice of what to list. He is blithely unconcerned with market demand and depends entirely on his own tastes...