Thorpe to take lead role at Negociants

16 April, 2010

One-time Waitrose wine buyer Simon Thorpe MW has joined Yalumba supplier Negociants UK as managing director, a month after leaving Constellation Europe.

Thorpe, one of the best?-known figures in the UK wine trade, was Constellation’s vice?-president for premium wine and wine development. Before that he was purchasing director at Western Wines.

He described Negociants as “a business ?represent?ing wineries which encapsulate all that is great about the Australian wine industry”.




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