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Flint expands on-trade team with new trio

Published:  20 November, 2018

Flint Wines has expanded its on-trade sales team with three new recruits.

Joining the importer and fine wine specialist with immediate effect, the trio comprises Gianluca Cirillo and Sarah Drake - both on-trade sales representatives, and Tamer Habashy who takes up the position of customer service & sales support co-ordinator.

Cirillo will be focusing on developing the Italian customer base supported by Flint’s expanding Italian Portfolio, bringing with him a “wealth of restaurant experience”.

Drake, who has worked for Xavier Rousset at 28-50 and more recently at Blandford Comptoir in Mayfair, will be looking after Flint’s London based clients, while Habashy will focus on the customers of on-trade director Gearoid Devaney MS.

The expansion of the on-trade team came on the back of “continued significant growth” and ahead of further growth plans, said the importer and fine wine specialist.

“Over the next twelve months we are looking to expand our customer base significantly, especially in the Italian sector, as well as taking our customer service to a higher level. These three exciting appointments will allow us to do just that,” said Devaney.

Specialising in Burgundy, North-America and Italy, Flint Wines works directly with more than 120 Domaines and wineries across the world.

Last month, the business added four young domaines to its Burgundy portfolio - Yvon Clerget, Henri Magnien, Jean-Marc Millot and Violot-Guillemard.

The quartet will be introduced at the importer’s annual Burgundy En Primeur tasting in January.