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New Senior Buyer for Liberty Wines

06 February 2019

New Senior Buyer for Liberty Wines

Liberty Wines has appointed Edwina Watson to the role of Senior Buyer, as of January 2019.

Watson joins Technical Manager and Italian Buyer, Nicholas Moschi, and Assistant Buyer, Sophie Wilson, in the Buying team which is led by David Gleave MW.

In addition to managing the existing producer relationships that are vital to the business, Watson will be charged with strengthening Liberty Wines’ portfolio and ensuring it remains both dynamic and relevant.

David Gleave MW, Managing Director, commented: “Edwina Watson stood out as a strong candidate and I very much look forward to working with her.  Our portfolio has expanded significantly in the last 12 months, and while 65% of the additions were from France, we also added wines from India, China, Israel and Uruguay. What unites all these new wines in our portfolio is not that they are different, but that the wines stand out in their own right. We think Edwina is the person best suited to continue our work in finding the compelling wines our customers are looking for.

Edwina Watson commented: “I am delighted to be joining Liberty Wines.  I’ve long admired Liberty Wines’ portfolio of producers, having been a customer for many years.  Liberty Wines has always stood out for its exceptional range, service and impressive team of people. It is therefore a real thrill for me to now be part of this dynamic team as we continue to source top-class wines for an ever-growing list of customers.”

Watson was previously at Armit Wines, where she held the position of Buyer for five years. Prior to this she was also Buyer for Lay and Wheeler.