Les Grands Chais de France creates new UK role

Les Grands Chais de France has appointed Nick Butler to take up the newly created role of UK and Ireland Wine Director.

Butler has a degree in Oenology from Roseworthy College, Adelaide. He has 30 years winemaking experience globally, and most recently he held the position of Kingsland Drinks’ Wine Controller.

The new position has been created to provide additional support to the commercial team as Les Grands Chais de France extends the business outside of France as part of its new strategic direction and acquisition programme.

Mark Kears, MD for UK & Ireland, said: “At a strategic level this new appointment demonstrates a very exciting next chapter in spearheading our new global goals, and we are delighted to welcome Nick on board. He brings a wealth of experience and an extensive network of industry contacts and his role will be highly complementary to our new international direction.”

Butler will report directly to Kears. Vaness Mills, UK Winemaker Specialist France, remains the main wine contact for the company’s French portfolio. 

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