Andrew Shaw


Coterie Holdings


Wine Director

Andrew Shaw's journey into the world of wine commenced amidst the picturesque vineyards of Somerset during his formative years. Inspired by this early exposure, he pursued his passion with vigor, culminating in a university dissertation centered on the intricacies of the UK wine market.

Andrew's professional odyssey began at Avery’s of Bristol, where he honed his skills in the retail domain before venturing into diverse roles at Oddbins and Amphora Design. Eager to expand his horizons, he explored winemaking opportunities in both New Zealand and Burgundy, immersing himself in the artistry of viticulture and vinification.

In 2002, Andrew co-founded Stone, Vine & Sun, an esteemed independent wine merchant distinguished for its curated selection and exceptional service. This entrepreneurial endeavor showcased his keen business acumen and profound understanding of consumer preferences.

His tenure at Stone, Vine & Sun laid the groundwork for a successful transition to Waitrose, where he spent five years ascending the ranks to become Buying Manager of the wine department. During his tenure, Andrew played a pivotal role in shaping the retailer's wine offerings, earning accolades for his strategic vision and commitment to quality.

In 2012, Andrew embarked on a new chapter, joining Bibendum as Buying Director, where he steered the company's procurement strategies and cultivated lasting relationships with suppliers. His leadership was instrumental in enhancing Bibendum's reputation as a premier wine distributor.

In 2021, Andrew assumed the role of Head of Trading – Beers, Wines & Spirits at Marks & Spencer, where he spearheaded transformative initiatives aimed at revitalizing the brand's drinks category. His innovative approach and strategic foresight propelled Marks & Spencer to new heights in the competitive retail landscape.

Today, Andrew Shaw serves as Wine Director at Coterie Holding, where he leverages his wealth of experience and industry expertise to drive growth and innovation within the company's wine division. With a focus on strategic sourcing and brand development, he remains dedicated to delivering unparalleled quality and value to consumers.

Andrew's illustrious career is a testament to his unwavering passion for wine and his relentless pursuit of excellence. As he continues to make indelible contributions to the wine industry, his legacy as a visionary leader and trusted authority in the field is firmly cemented.

Andrew Shaw