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Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Simon Berry from Berry Brothers and Rudd on Wine Talks British Business  Image of Simon taken  in the Directors’ Dining Room at St James’s Street. Image Credit Jamie Coreth (the artist)  Simon Berry joined Berry Bros. & Rudd - representing the seventh generation of his family to do so - in 1977.  He became Marketing Director in 1987, was elected to the Board in 1994, and was appointed Chairman in January 2005. He retired on his 60th Birthday in November 2017. He spent two years working in France for various wine producers before joining the...

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Hugh Johnson OBE on Wine Talks British Business   Hugh Johnson OBE is the world’s most pre-eminent and prolific writer on wine. Starting out more than fifty years ago as a wine correspondent on Vogue magazine he has progressed through the world of wine, writing, editing and broadcasting giving us some of the most influential information around, including The Story of Wine to his Pocket Wine Book now in its 37th edition. Hugh has also won almost every wine book award  in existence. Along the way he has received numerous medals and awards, been the...

Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

Cliff Roberson, Roberson Wines and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business

The English Wine Collection · Cliff Roberson from Roberson Wine and London Cru on Wine Talks British Business   With a career in wine spanning more than sixty years and still at full throttle Cliff Roberson is a titan in the drinks business. Starting out as a £3 a week assistant at Peter Dominic he has travelled the world developing his knowledge of wine and run several successful wine companies including Buckingham Wine where sales reached 40 million bottles a year and Roberson wine which he is still in charge of. Then, in 2013, fuelled by his sense of adventure,...

Nathalie Vranken - Champagne Pommery on Wine Talks British Business

Nathalie Vranken - Champagne Pommery on Wine Talks British Business

Natalie Vranken, along with her husband Paul Francois,  are responsible for one of the most famous Champagne’s - Champagne Pommery.
After completing her degree at the Sorbonne she started her own marketing agency at just 22 and went on to run the Montaigne Committee, an association of luxury stores in Paris which included launching the distinguished “Montaigne Grape Harvests”, a biannual event renowned around the world.
Natalie heads the marketing division of the Vranken Pommery Monopole Group which holds the distinction of being the largest vine grower in Europe. Their main

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...