Former CEO of Enotria joins Berkmann Cellars
Former Enotria Winecellar CEO Alison Levett joins Berkmann Wine Cellars as non-executive chairman.
Levett, who was appointed Beverage trade The 2012 Woman of the Year succeeds outgoing chairman Peter Lowe, who will continue to focus on the fine wine sector as the new chairman of the board of directors of Berkmann Family Holdings Ltd.
Levett said she was excited to return to the wine industry after taking on a number of advisory and non-executive roles in other industries.
During her nearly eight years at Enotria, where she was highly respected for her integrity and for helping to build her company’s reputation, she diversified the business from an on-trade specialist in Italian wines to a global one. with a large number of agencies around the world.
Previously, she was Managing Director for the UK and Ireland of Allied Domecq.
“I have long admired Berkmann Wine Cellars with their full service approach to the hospitality industry, which is backed by a remarkable portfolio of wines from iconic and respected agency relationships,” she said.
“It has been a brutal time for the hospitality industry, but I have been incredibly impressed with the way Rupert Berkmann and his team have taken on these challenges and are now coming out stronger and fitter. After a period of intense business management, now is the perfect time to help them define the vision for the next 5 years, which will certainly have their family values and their passion for wine at the heart.