United Wineries has expanded its UK team with two appointments.

Mark Roberts has joined the sales team as national account manager, while James Craig-Wood has taken on the newly-created role of communications manager in the marketing team.

Roberts, previously employed with Pernod Ricard, InBev and Berkmann Wine Group, is responsible for the on-trade in the UK and Ireland, said United Wineriers today (23 June).

He said: "It's an exciting time to be joining the company and I look forward to driving distribution of our premium brands in the on-trade sector."

Craig-Wood joins the company from Weber Shandwick, where he looked after the trade and consumer PR for Pernod Ricard UK's wine brands. Prior to that, he was senior communications manager at Foster's EMEA. 

United Wineries has a portfolio of global wine brands including: Berberana, Lagunilla and Marques de Monistrol.