Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. Itís hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind†Ballantineís Brasil†have been having fun with the idea. The launch's accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
Julian Dyer is senior wine buyer and has been at Sainsburyís for 16 years. He joins the major Australian wine producer in March.
He will work alongside, AVís general manager for UK and Europe, Paul Schaafsma to help with the development of the business in the off-trade and most notably with the multiple retailers. It is believed his major client is will be Sainsburyís.
The company reports that its McGuigan range has broken into the top 10 most popular UK wine brands (AC Nielsen MAT 29.10.11). It is also †the International Wine & Spirit Competitionís ĎWinemaker of the Yearí for the second time in three years.