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Alison Levett joins Berkmann Wine Cellars

Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Alison Levett as its non-executive chairman.

She takes over from Peter Lowe, who will continue to focus on the fine wine sector while stepping up to chair the board of Berkmann Family Holdings.

Alison was previously CEO of Enotria Winecellars, during which time she was recognised as The Drinks Business Woman of the Year. She has extensive experience of the drinks industry, including as UK and Ireland managing director for Allied Domecq.  

Of her new appointment, Alison said: "In recent years I have taken on a number of advisory non-executive roles, and couldn't be more delighted to be returning to the wine industry. I have long admired Berkmann Wine Cellars with their full-service approach to the hospitality industry, which is underpinned by a remarkable wine portfolio of iconic and respected agency relationships.

"It has been a brutal period for the hospitality sector, but I have been incredibly impress as to how Rupert Berkmann and his team have risen to these challenges, and are now emerging stronger and fitter.

"After a period of intense business management it's now an ideal time to be helping them to set the vision for the next five years, which will certainly have their family values and passion for wine at its heart."

9 August 2021 - Bethany Whymark