Subscriber login Close [x]
remember me
You are not logged in.

Somerfield wine boss quits after 15 years

Published:  23 July, 2008

Angela Mount, Somerfield's wine trading manager for the past 15 years, is to leave the company.

Mount, who joined the retailer when it changed its name from The Gateway Corporation, told Harpers that she intends to stay in the wine trade, but would not comment further on her plans.

She said: I've had a fantastic opportunity at Somerfield and I'm very proud of what I've done in building up the range and the credibility of the wine department.' Mount, who famously insured her tastebuds for 10 million in 2003, admitted that Somerfield's wine range was poor' when she joined, and that its Australian range amounted to two wines, both of which retailed at 6.

She said: Fifteen years ago, we had a minimal share of the wine market, but now it's fair to say that we have a very strong reputation for quality.'

A spokesman for Somerfield, who praised Mount for all

her hard work', added that the company would be announcing details of its new wine buying team shortly'.