The former CEO of Constellation Brands' international division has joined wine business advisory firm Wine Colleagues.

The company, which is based in California, said yesterday (26 October) that Jon Moramarco has joined its ranks as a full partner.

Moramarco, who left Constellation earlier this year, will team with founding partner Mike Jellison and handle the management services and business development practice at Wine Colleagues.

"We think Jon is a perfect fit for our group - both respected and well liked by his peers," said co-founder Herb Schmidt.  "Our view is that people in the wine industry are by nature collegial, so we take both pleasure and pride in advancing the interests of our clients."

Moramarco assumed the position at Constellation's international unit in 2007, when he moved from heading up the firm's European operations to the new position.