Berry Bros & Rudd appoints Matt Smith as Italian wine buyer

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Matt Smith as one of its wine buyers.

Smith previously worked as a wine buyer at Bibendum, where he was responsible for buying wines from Italy, Australia and New Zealand.

At Berry Bros he will take on responsibility for buying Italian wines, working closely with Davy Zyw, who will contribute to the strategy and with the support of buying assistant, Stefania Masin.

Buying director, Abi Hirshfeld, said: “The addition of Matt further strengthens our already impressive team of buyers. Matt brings a wealth of experience from his years at Bibendum and Waitrose, which will be of great benefit in helping to refine and develop our wine range for both Berry Bros & Rudd and FMV customers.

“The buying team has had a great year with exciting new additions to the portfolio as well as once again being recognised for our own label range of wines by the International Wine Challenge. We look forward to Matt’s contribution to the team and the business and welcoming him in the New Year,”

Before his time at Bibendum Smith was a wine buyer at Waitrose for six years, during which time he was responsible for a range of categories including burgundy, South of France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, England and Eastern Europe.

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