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Wine Talks British Business with Miles Beale CEO The Wine and Spirit Trade Association

Wine Talks British Business with Miles Beale CEO The Wine and Spirit Trade Association

  The Wine and Spirit Trade Association represents over 300 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wine and spirits. Miles has overall responsibility for the WSTA business, including organisational strategy, public affairs, member services and public relations.  Miles joined the WSTA in 2012 from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, where he was Deputy Director for EU and international agriculture policy. He was previously deputy director for European and global issues at the Cabinet Office and spent much of his early career at the Department of Communities and Local Government. Miles has worked across a broad range of public policy, including...

Wine Talks British Business with Tim Triptree MW Christie's International Director of Wine and Spirits

Wine Talks British Business with Tim Triptree MW Christie's International Director of Wine and Spirits

  Tim Triptree MW is International Director, Wine & Spirits, at Christie’s. Tim’s main role is sale curating, planning and execution of Christie’s wine auctions internationally. Based at Christie’s London, his role includes sourcing wine consignments, inspection and authentication, developing client relations, hosting wine events, master-classes and as a wine ambassador for Christie’s worldwide.  Tim joined Christie’s Wine Department in 2005 after graduating with an MBA Distinction (Wine Business Management). He completed the WSET Diploma, gaining a Distinction in 2008 being awarded the Sherry Institute Scholarship and Constellation Scholarship, which involved wine visits to Jerez and New Zealand respectively. In 2013, Tim was seconded to Christie’s Hong Kong for four years focusing...

Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

Wine Talks British Business with Jamie Ritchie  Chairman Sotheby's Wine Worldwide

  Jamie Ritchie is the Chairman of Sotheby’s Wine, Worldwide. He joined Sotheby’s in London in 1990 and, during his 29  year career, he has been responsible for expanding Sotheby’s wine business from being an auction house with sales based only in London to a multi-channel international wine merchant with 2018 sales exceeding $100 million. Since 1994, he has been based in New York, having started Sotheby’s US wine auctions. He launched wine auctions in Hong Kong in 2009 and that location has since registered sales of more than $370 million. Mr. Ritchie launched Sotheby’s Wine retail business in New York in 2010 and Hong Kong in 2014. Mr. Ritchie was appointed Worldwide...

Wine Talks British Business with Bob Lindo from Camel Valley

Wine Talks British Business with Bob Lindo from Camel Valley

  Bob Lindo is the celebrated former RAF fighter pilot and the joint founder of the multi award winning English vineyard Camel Valley. Bob along with his wife Annie on their small family farm, 30 years ago started Camel Valley. Bob won the UK’s first sparkling wine Gold medal in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) in 2005 and has won many international Awards since and every national trophy at least once. Bob was awarded the IWC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018 for ‘outstanding contribution in helping to drive the quality-focused rise of Britain’s home-grown sparkling wine’. Bob was awarded a...

Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

Wine Talks British Business with Tamara Roberts CEO of Ridgeview

  Tamara Roberts is the joint CEO & CFO of the multi-international award winning English sparkling wine producer, Ridgeview Wine Estate, established 25 years ago by her parents.  Having joined the family business over 15 years ago as General Manager she has played a pivotal role in taking the business from a micro-concern to a significant and growing SME whilst maintaining its status as one of the most highly regarded producers in the English wine sector.  Last year Ridgeview were the first English winery to be awarded the coveted "International Winemaker of the Year" trophy at the prestigious International Wine...