Growing up in Spain has meant that Elizabeth is very attached to all things Spanish, from the wine to pork products to the Europop music! Elizabeth has extensive experience in every element of Public Relations & events and takes multi-tasking to a whole new level.
Elizabeth’s career in the wine industry started well before she came of working age. Her parents managed a small winery in Spain, and it was here that she became infected with a passion for all things vinous. In 2004, Elizabeth undertook her MBA, specialising in the wine industry and this led to several high-profile roles in the UK industry. These included managing both generic promotional campaigns (e.g. Australia, Beaujolais, Rioja Alavesa) and global brands (e.g. Robert Mondavi, Australia’s First Families).
Fluent in Spanish, Elizabeth also brings a fastidious attention to detail alongside her experience in all aspects of wine marketing & communications.
Elizabeth adores travelling to far-flung places, is passionate about introducing her children to the finer ‘foodie’ things in life and on weekends is usually found preparing a sumptuous feast as she loves entertaining!
Astrid bubbled into the wine world via Champagne, and has been working in the industry for almost 20 years. She has worked on both sides of the globe with brands and companies of all sizes, via public relations, education and events.
Astrid is an industry professional with 19 years of drinks market experience in all aspects of marketing & communication. Having won the 1997 Vin de champagne Scholarship, she forged her early career with importer and distributor Tucker Seabrook in her native Australia, helping to promote brands such as Champagne Bollinger, Grand Marnier, Campari, Henschke, Brokenwood and Grolsch beer. In 2000 she sought to further develop her career in the UK drinks industry and over the next 16 years held various senior roles in Marketing, PR and Commercial Management. Having also worked in the fields of international education and new product development, she is well placed to understand the dynamics of the UK market and the requirements to maximise brand presence.
After studying hospitality and tourism at college, Astrid went on to achieve the WSET Diploma, and is a Dame Chevalier of the Ordre des Coteaux de Champagne.
Astrid loves sharing her passion for fine food, wine & spirits with friends and family. She also loves the beach and swimming and is still working on how to combine all these things!