United Wineries has appointed a new commercial director to its UK team. The company plans to bolster its Spanish and Italian imports.
John Leech comes from Boutinot (Meridian Wines), where he was responsible for the specialised Italian and Iberian division as sole senior national accounts manager, looking after brands such as Italia.
He will head up the sales team, which includes Nathan Last (ex-Gallo), Daniel Wilson (ex-Constellation) and Mark Roberts (ex-Pernod Ricard).
United Wineries Spanish and Italian brands include: Berberana, Marqués de Monistrol Cavas, Marqués de la Concordia, Lagunilla and Marqués de Griñon from Spain; and the Italian brands in partnership with Gruppo La-Vis of Italy: Canaletto, the pan-Italian brand, Villa Cafaggio, the premium Chianti Classico, the La Vis range of wines from Trentino and Cesarini Sforza sparkling wines.