We are delighted to share the news that top sommelier Laure Patry will join our growing team as UK Country Manager, from 1st January 2023. Laure will lead the Wine Source UK team based in London and will report to Global Commercial Director Thomas Lambert.
It gives us great pleasure to welcome a new high-profile colleague. Laure was voted best sommelier in the UK by Harpers Wine & Spirit Magazine this year. She has managed international teams throughout her 20+ year career, across London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, and was most recently Executive Head Sommelier at The Social Company. Laure brings to Wine Source a wealth of experience in fine wine and top service, and an extensive network of wine producers, sommeliers and key restaurants throughout the UK and beyond.
We have been very busy recently: Laure’s appointment is just one of a number of new international talents we have recently attracted to Wine Source. Earlier this year Thomas Lambert was promoted to the position of Global Commercial Director for the company after his success heading up the USA office. And in recent months, Pierre-Olivier Audibert and Christophe Mellies have joined the Bordeaux office as Group Chief Financial Officer and Melchior Club France Director respectively, both bringing their extensive experience of the international luxury sector, with senior positions at Assouline, Marionnaud and Hermès under their belts.
Philippe Kalmbach, CEO of Wine Source Group says “We are delighted to announce these appointments which enhance the quality of the Wine Source Group team combined with our top domaines and chateaux partners on a global basis. We see this milestone as critical to the ambitious goals we have set for the Group to become a global leading player in the Fine Wines category by being the distribution and marketing arm of some of the most prestigious domaines in the world.”