German wine group Racke International has named Franz Lieven as president of its European operations.

Racke, a marketer of wine brands including Golden Kaan, said today (27 January) that Lieven had joined the company from Brand Loyalty Germany. Lieven replaces Bernd Weisser and will report to Marian Kopp, the president of Racke International.

Racke has subsidiaries across Europe and distributes a stable of wine brands including the Australian label, Yellow Tail.