Andrew Shaw is to become a wine buyer for Waitrose. He will take up his new role in the New Year and joins from wine merchants Stone, Vine & Sun, where he was also a buyer.

He will be responsibile for buying South African, Bordeaux, German and Italian wines and will report to wine buying manager Justin Howard-Sneyd.

"Andrew is an excellent buyer with a proven track record of sourcing fabulous wines from quality-minded producers," said Mark Williamson, Waitrose's head of buying for wines.

"We are delighted to secure such a knowledgeable buyer who will complement our existing strong team."