Allan Cheesman has left Berkmann Wine Cellars, where he was non-executive chairman, in a move the company said was "a mutual decision". Joseph Berkmann has returned to a more active role as head of the company.
Judd sets up own label
Kevin Judd, founding winemaker of New Zealand's
Cloudy Bay , is leaving to set up his own wine label and pursue his other career as a photographer. Cloudy Bay estate director Ian Morden said: " We will miss him as a team, but know
he will not be far away - and still very much part of the Marlborough winemaking community." Senior winemaker Eveline Fraser, Nicholas Lane and Tim Heath will make up the team going forward, with Judd returning as consulting winemaker from January.
Inbev job cuts likely
Anheuser-Busch Inbev looks set to cut jobs in the UK
after announcing 1,400 redundancies in the US. The move follows Inbev's acquisition of the US brewing giant last month, and
the consultation process will begin in January
. "We are committed to ensuring
people are treated with integrity and respect throughout the
process. At this time
it is business as usual in the UK," a spokeswoman said.
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