Decanter magazine named Bartholomew one of the “fifty most influential in the wine world…the faces to watch in the new millennium” [June 1997]. Wine&Spirits magazine, after polling leaders throughout the industry, named him one of ten in the world to be “driving the most revolutionary changes in wine”  when he was 50% partner in Dragon's Hollow, a pioneering winery in China. Today, he has "expanded from his pivotal role in the breathtaking growth of Port and Madeira to exert a profound influence on the US wine market” says Decanter.
Bartholomew is the son of the late Michael Broadbent MW, world renowned wine author and auctioneer. He has a wicked dry sense of humor and enjoys telling entertaining stories about growing up with wine.