New director of CA Grands Crus named

Anne Le Naour has been appointed as the new director of Credit Agricole’s wine division, taking over from Thierry Budin.

CA Grands Crus includes Château Grand-Puy-Ducasse and Château Meyney and Clos Saint-Vincent in Bordeaux and Château de Santenay in Burgundy.

A trained oenologist – having studied in Montpellier – Le Naour began her career at Yarra Yering in Australia before heading to Bordeaux to work for négociant house Ginestet and then Bernard Magrez.

In 2010 she joined CA Grands Crus as group technical director and since 2016 has been deputy general manager alongside Budin.

CA Grands Crus said in a statement: “Anne Le Naour’s appointment is the result of ten years of experience with CA Grands Crus alongside Thierry Budin. Together, they initiated numerous projects within the properties (sustainability, restructuring of vineyards, development of terroirs), but also in the structuring of distribution with the Bordeaux market and in the promotion of wines bearing the signature of Crédit Agricole.”

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

Ketchup cocktail, anyone? Why bartenders are embracing alternative flavours

From Vegemite to Wagyu beef, are bartenders taking cocktail ingredients too far? Eloise Feilden finds out.

Patrick Schmitt MW: We don't drink wine just for intoxication

Patrick Schmitt MW explains that looking at only the public health and intoxication issues of alcohol misses one of the main reasons why we drink it.

How stingy are Brits when it comes to tipping?

The vast majority of British people would not pay a 20% tip at a restaurant, but younger diners are significantly more generous than older ones, according to a recent study.

Restaurant director to stand trial on spiking charge

Vikas Nath, director of the company that owns Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Benares, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to spike a woman's drink at a private members’ club in Mayfair.

Quarter of hospitality businesses run out of money

A quarter of hospitality businesses have no reserves and almost a third only have three months' worth of cash according to an alarming new joint survey by the UK's biggest trade associations representing the sector.

Most Recent Stories

Ketchup cocktail, anyone? Why bartenders are embracing alternative flavours

From Vegemite to Wagyu beef, are bartenders taking cocktail ingredients too far? Eloise Feilden finds out.

Patrick Schmitt MW: We don't drink wine just for intoxication

Patrick Schmitt MW explains that looking at only the public health and intoxication issues of alcohol misses one of the main reasons why we drink it.

How stingy are Brits when it comes to tipping?

The vast majority of British people would not pay a 20% tip at a restaurant, but younger diners are significantly more generous than older ones, according to a recent study.

Restaurant director to stand trial on spiking charge

Vikas Nath, director of the company that owns Michelin-starred Mayfair restaurant Benares, has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempting to spike a woman's drink at a private members’ club in Mayfair.

Quarter of hospitality businesses run out of money

A quarter of hospitality businesses have no reserves and almost a third only have three months' worth of cash according to an alarming new joint survey by the UK's biggest trade associations representing the sector.