LONDON, November 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Global wine and spirits merchant, AWC announced a new senior appointment to its staff with the joining of Martin Tickle as the company's new Fine Wine Director. Based at AWC's headquarters in London, Martin will lead the company's team of fine wine experts and will be responsible for strengthening and developing AWC's fine wine sourcing capabilities.
Martin brings with him over twelve years of experience in the fine wine trade. Having joined Majestic Wine's graduate scheme fresh from university, he progressed to manage a number of stores, including branches in the City of London and the concession in London's famous wine tourist attraction, Vinopolis. He then moved on to gain experience selling fine wines to an international group of private clients in Mayfair before joining the trading team at Roberson wine, where he bought and sold fine wine, with a primary focus on emerging Asian markets, particularly Hong Kong. Following this he worked as a buyer for independent wine merchants Corney & Barrow, combining his experience in the Asia Pacific region with a network of buying contacts in the UK and across Europe.
His role will involve regular travel to meet growers and merchants in Europe and the US, with a view to uncovering exclusive parcels for AWC's clients, whilst ensuring provenance and authenticity.
Martin comments on his appointment that, "Having had the fortune to gather a great many years of experience in the wine world, I am looking forward to using this knowledge at AWC. As the company is one of the most well-regarded merchants in the world specialising in the higher end of the market, my goal is to help provide clients with the opportunity to purchase special wines that they can't get elsewhere and I relish this opportunity to uncover some exciting and diverse new offerings on their behalf."
AWC is a luxury wine and spirits company that was originally established 25 years ago by current CEO Stephen Williams. From its headquarters in London and its two sales offices in Asia, AWC supplies fine wine to private individuals, hotels, restaurants, and the global wine trade.
While maintaining a passion for antique vintages, the company's product range is principally composed of contemporary vintages which are capable of becoming the antiques of the future. Irrespective of vintage, the company only trades in exceptionally fine wine.
Internationally recognised as experts in the fine wine industry, AWC's exclusive stocks and services are highly sought-after. The company routinely manages, provides advice on and actively supports wine cellars that are held in châteaux, palaces, grand hotels and exclusive, private residences worldwide.
In 2013 AWC Global PLC, a UK Public Limited Company, became the ultimate parent of AWC's regional trading entities and it is currently engaged in a multi-year programme of expansion into traditional and emerging fine wine and spirits markets around the globe.
As a company, AWC is uniquely positioned amongst international wine merchants due to its long-standing sourcing and customer relationships, its strong brand image, the facilities provided at its global headquarters in London, and its substantial stock holdings. The company has invested in an operational infrastructure that enables it to provide the highest level of efficiency and personalised client services.
SOURCE AWC (Antique Wine Company)