Thierry's Williams to join M&S winemaking team

07 March, 2012

Jeneve Williams is to join Marks & Spencer as winemaker for Bordeaux, Loire, Italy, Chile, Hungary, Argentina, rosé and sparkling wine.

Williams will join M&S on March 12 from Thierry’s where she has been winemaker and quality manager for three years.  

She also has winemaking experience with Waverley TBS and Pernod Ricard Pacific, where she worked for the company's wineries in New Zealand and Mumm Napa in California. 

Andrew Bird, M&S head of trading for drinks and grocery, said: "Jeneve’s understanding of the international wine market and her proven technical ability will be of great value to the M&S wine team."




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