Chiswick Man Honoured by King of Spain
Allan Cheesman awarded for his support of Spanish wine
Long-time Chiswick resident Allan Cheesman was recently honoured by the King of Spain Juan Carlos 1. At a glittering ceremony held at the Spanish Embassy in London, Allan was awarded 'La Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica' for his unstinting work in helping promote Spanish wine in the UK.
Allan Cheesman has been in the UK wine trade nearly 40 years. He spent most of that time at Sainsbury’s, where he became trading director and developed the store's own label wine in the 1970s and 1980s.
Left to right Allan Cheesman; The Spanish Ambassador, His Excellency D. Carles Casajuana
He is now is a non-executive and consultant for several global wine businesses. He is also on the Boards of the WSTA (Wine and Spirits Trade Association), WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) and LWTF (London Wine Trade Fair). He is also an Officier dans l’Ordre du Merite Agricole and has lifetime achievement awards from Off Licence News and the IWSC.
September 30, 2011