Ross Lees

Tell us about yourself?

I’ve a real passion for the wine industry and learning new things about it. Outside of work I enjoy running, golf and being run ragged by my two kids!

How long have you worked in industry?

I’ve been in the drinks industry for over ten years starting as a General Pub Manager for Belhaven. I then moved to the other side of the bar and worked my way up to IFT Account Manager for Molson Coors – it was here that my interest in Wines began.  After gaining my WSET qualifications at Bidvest Foodservice, the opportunity to join Crown Cellars came along & it was a dream come true and I haven’t looked back!

What’s your favourite part of your job?

I enjoy every aspect of my role – particularly spending time with customers and prospective customers which can be in various formats from presenting proposals to hosting Wine evenings, training to consulting on what wines to carry based on relevant data.  The role is so changeable that no 2 days are the same and I love what I do!

What’s your favourite wine?

I love big full-bodied reds…..at the moment it’s Negroamoro!