Parrott joins Direct Wines' Australian team
Published:  13 October, 2010

Direct Wines has bolstered its buying team with the appointment of Dan Parrott, who becomes senior buyer for Australian and New Zealand wines.

Parrott, who has worked for the Coles Liquor Group for the past five years, will be based in the McLaren Vale and report to Steve Grimley, managing director of the newly-formed subsidiary Direct Wines Source Australia.

An Australian national, Parrott is a regular judge on the Australian wine show circuit.

Global wine director Justin Howard-Sneyd MW said: “Dan is a talented and highly respected buyer, who brings with him an extremely deep knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand wine industries. We are very pleased that he is joining our team.

“Our previous buyer for Australia and New Zealand, Thomas Woolrych, will now devote 100% of his time to his role as buying manager. Thomas’ ability to create winning wines is exceptional and I am delighted that he will be working alongside all the buyers to develop our wine range, both in the UK and around the world.”




Site Search

COMMENT

The shops that stand out from the madding crowd

The judges met last week to sort out the winners in the independent categories of our 2018 Drinks Retailing Awards. The results are top secret until the awards dinner on February 6 but it’s giving nothing away to report that the overall standard of those that will be revealed in the shortlist of finalists in the January issue of DRN is higher than it’s ever been.

Click for more »
Upcoming events

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Twitter