Alex joined the wine trade after studying History and Italian at Oxford University, as it seemed like the only viable option for such an unemployable degree. Like many in the trade, he began at Majestic Wines, followed by a stint in the city managing wine investment portfolios, before moving over to work more closely with producers at Liberty Wines. Having always harboured a desire to work with Armit’s incredible portfolio, he joined the team at the start of 2019. He is so very close to finishing the WSET Diploma and has a particular penchant for fortified wine. Outside of work, Alex is a keen cook, and dabbles in Islay Scotch.
Since moving to London from Italy, Anna started working in investment banking but got lured into the world of wine and loved it so much that she decided to leave the city to retrain at Le Cordon Bleu. She loves everything about wine, especially talking about wine as she believes there is nothing more fascinating than the sheer variety of regions, styles and grape varieties. If she had to pick a region under torture, she would pick Champagne. A self-professed Europe-trotter, if she is not travelling Anna loves nothing more than discovering new restaurants, running and learning new languages!
Nicolas Clerc MS
Nicolas Clerc MS has been working for Armit Wines since October 2018. Previously, he worked at Fields, Morris and Verdin as an Prestige account manager after working in the restaurant industry for 14 years. He was restaurant group D&D London’s beverage manager from 2009 until February 2014. Clerc started his career in 2000 in his native France at Michelin-starred restaurant La Barbacane in Carcassonne. Clerc was named UK Sommelier of the Year 2007, won Best Sommelier and Best Wine List at the Tatler Awards in 2010, he was awarded Champagne List of the Year at the 2011 Louis Roederer Wine List of the Year Awards, and passed his Master Sommelier exam in 2010. Clerc is currently President of the Sommelier Arm of the Academy of Food and Wine Service UK and a board member at the Court of Master Sommelier Europe. He is a regular judge at Decanter World Wine Awards since 2013 and at the Cateys Awards since 2019.