Meet the Bijou Wine Team

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Andy Brown

Commercial Director

andy@bijouwine.com

Andy has been in the wine business for over 20 years. Experience in all aspects of the trade, including retailing, buying, sales, brand management and new product development.  Andy was CEO for an English Sparkling Wine producer and prior to that held roles as a Sales Director for a premium UK importer and the European GM for a leading Australian wine group.

Emma Laval

Commercial Manager

emmalaval@bijouwine.com

Emma gained a BSC in Biomedical Science. She is experienced in winemaking, winery audit and quality control and will be taking her Master of Wine this year. She spent her formative years with Majestic Wine and Bibendum-PLB. She has also been awarded WSET Educator of the Year 2015 and IWC Training Team of the Year as well as the 2015 WSET Diploma recipient of the Wine Club Paten Scholarship.

Sasha Howard

Commercial Manager

sasha@crush-wines.com

Sasha is a China specialist and has worked for the UK government, multinational corporations and luxury brands looking to do business in the region. Having always had an interest in wine, as Director of an experiential travel company she put together 14 day wine tasting tours of Burgundy and Bordeaux for Chinese private clients. Sasha is a Mandarin speaker and has a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Leeds University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Emma Laval

Commercial Manager

emmalaval@bijouwine.com

Emma gained a BSC in Biomedical Science. She is experienced in winemaking, winery audit and quality control and will be taking her Master of Wine this year. She spent her formative years with Majestic Wine and Bibendum-PLB. She has also been awarded WSET Educator of the Year 2015 and IWC Training Team of the Year as well as the 2015 WSET Diploma recipient of the Wine Club Paten Scholarship.

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Tavia Black

Commercial Executive

tavia@bijouwine.com

Tavia manages the companies marketing efforts as well as bringing bundles of creativity with her BA(Hons) degree in design from University in Bath and Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from Leeds College of Art. She has a fluent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and is a keen photographer. She is trained to WSET Tasting Level 3 and will be taking her WSET Level 4 later this year. Tavia manages all aspects of digital marketing, label and packaging design as well as web design/management.

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Jianxin Wang

Sales and Marketing

Jianxin has been engaged in international business for over 20 years, mainly dealing with import and export businesses. He has been working as chief of business department for over 10 years. Rich in experience Jianxin is well aware of the details and requirements of China policies of international trading. Jianxin also has a good understanding of the difference between the Western and the Eastern way of businesses to achieve the best customer satisfaction.

Emma Laval

Commercial Manager

emmalaval@bijouwine.com

Emma gained a BSC in Biomedical Science. She is experienced in winemaking, winery audit and quality control and will be taking her Master of Wine this year. She spent her formative years with Majestic Wine and Bibendum-PLB. She has also been awarded WSET Educator of the Year 2015 and IWC Training Team of the Year as well as the 2015 WSET Diploma recipient of the Wine Club Paten Scholarship.

Etsuko Sato

Sales and Marketing

etsuko@bijouwine.com

Etsuko majored international trading at the university in Tokyo, followed by an MA in Luxury Brand Management at the University of Southampton. She possesses a vast amount of knowledge about the practical ways of improving brand perception, CRM and the strategic brand management. Etsuko has been working for 10 years as a project manager and event coordinator to contribute the development of luxury brands. She has engaged in sales and marketing in IT company and prominent luxury brands in Tokyo. 

Donya Mirzaee

Sales and Marketing

donya@bijouwine.com

Donya is originally from Cologne, Germany and graduated in Business Administration at the University of Cologne. She has gained diverse experiences in the field of digital sales and marketing in large German companies as well as start ups. As a Sales Manager in a software as a service company she focussed on improving customer awareness and consulting clients. Donya sets an emphasis on customer satisfaction to offer the best service for every wine lover. 

The Winemakers

Gilles Cantons

Cabrières and Saint Chinian

Phillippe Tolleret

Côtes du Luberon

Christophe Laffitte

Côtes de Gascogne

Yann Soulairac

Costières de Nîmes