- Published on Monday, 03 May 2010 12:25
- Written by Richard Siddle
The leading Italian producer, Gruppo Italiano Vini (GIV) has signed up as the overall sponsor and partner to the Top Merchants programme.
With 14 wineries in all the main wine growing areas of Italy it is the biggest overall wine producer in the country. Its UK operation is now headed up by Chris Carson who brings some 40 years of drinks experience to the table. He is a former chief executive of Constellation Europe and was chairman of the Wine and Spirit Trades Association.
We are also pleased to be working closely with our key trade associations, the WSTA and WSET and involving them at each stage of our planning process.