Movers & shakers

27 August, 2008
Page 12 
Following the retirement of Tim Braithwaite, Maxxium Global Travel Retail has appointed Laurent Cosson as commerical director and Jeremy Chapman as financial director. Both will report to president Erik Juul-Mortensen. Cosson was previously marketing manager for MGTR Europe South and Middle East .

Patrick Ricard of Pernod Ricard has resigned his executive duties. He will continue as chairman of the board of directors and has recommended that managing director Pierre Pringuet becomes chief executive officer. Also retiring is Edward Demery, chairman of Justerini & Brooks, after 41 years.

Lodovico Antinori has made Peter Ferguson international sales and marketing director of its new venture Campo di Sasso Distribuzione - a joint venture between the Antinori brothers Piero and Lodovico. Ferguson has worked at Veuve Clicquot, Mentzendorff, Robert Mondavi, MCD, Champagne Lanson's sales and distribution company and Jess Jackson's wine estates.

Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, and the Institute of Masters of Wine have announced Joe Fattorini - wine educator, wine writer and all-round wine enthusiast as the winner of the Yalumba Scholarship.

South African wine maker Danie de Wet has been elected chairman of the board of directors of KWV, the SA wine and brandy producer.

Anthony Collet is the new international marketing manager for the major French wine producer Groupe Castel. Formerly with the London-based Spanish wine company United Wineries, Collet is based in Paris.

The Boston Beer Company has appoint ed Gregg Tanner as an independent class B director. He is executive vice president and chief supply chain officer of Texas-based Dean Foods.

Percy Fox has made Christina Cavender its brands activation manager for Vranken-Pommery Monopole in the UK.

Terlato Wines has unveiled Michelle Pae as its new director of national accounts. She directed beverage strategies for Olive Garden Restaurants and is president of the Millennium Group .

Argentinian wine producer Gustavo Arroyat is Trapiche's new export manager for the UK. Prior to joining Peñaflor, which owns Trapiche, he worked for rivals Familia Zuccardi.

UK retailer Waitrose has appointed a new spirits buyer - Michael Simpson-Jones. He replaces Giles Fisher who has become central buyer for beers, spirits and tobacco.

Comment

Christian Davis

Drinking Danishly

So, Danish brewer is spending £15m on revitalising its flagship Carlsberg Export brand (see news story) and at the core of activity is emphasising the company’s Danish origins.

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