Eminent Wines

OUR TEAM

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Jerome Jacober

Founder & CEO

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Passionate about wines and the experience they can offer, Jerome founded Eminent Wines in 2010.  Building on his experience as a wine merchant delivering bespoke gifts for businesses, Jerome capitalised on an unmet opportunity for a completely tailored and flexible approach to beverage creation and marketing. His impeccable personal presentation and eye for details proved to be the key ingredients to success.


This lead to the creation of Eminent Life, a company dedicated to the creation of bespoke drinks in close collaboration with renowned artists and talents. Driven, entrepreneurial, and with a proven ability to listen and deliver, Jerome was able to assemble a stable of limited  edition products in collaboration with household names of the music industry that are a credit to his tenacity.

Belinda Fourneaux Harris

Marketing Director

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From the well-heeled halls of Harrods, to Top 10 PR Agencies in London, to the non-stop frenzy of managing multi-million dollar brand campaigns for global banks, to leading the marketing for the world’s biggest selling newspapers to acting as a Senior Consultant for Accenture, Belinda implicitly knows what it takes to build incredible brands.

As an award-winning Brand Strategist, Personal Branding Expert and former Fortune 500 Executive, Belinda has 25 years of international brand marketing experience. She’s advised CEOs of billion-dollar companies and helped hundreds of movers and shakers, solopreneurs and entrepreneurs build profitable, purposeful brands and achieve commercial success.

Based in London where she focuses on luxury, health, wellness and lifestyle brands, Belinda acts as Marketing Director to the Eminent World Group.

Kathryn-Allison

Kathryn Allison

Director of communications

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Kathryn Allison, born and educated in Scotland but feet firmly planted in the South - Cotswolds and London. With over 20 years’ experience in this field, she has a natural ability to grasp key messages and convert them into clever, professional, and canny communications. Her experience has ranged from a leading London wine auction house to a wine agent supplying blue chip companies in the grocery sector.

Working alongside a London Press Agency, enabled her to develop commercial acumen, creativity and style. She was then tasked with setting up an in-house PR and Marketing department at an international wine agency, strengthening both her creativeness and leadership skills and ability to control multiple projects and strategic brand plans. Kathryn also has experience in corporate sponsorship, fundraising and development campaigns.

Kathryn is delighted to be part of Eminent Wines to work with Jerome on both the strategy and PR communications to ensure Eminent Wines are the leading creators of bespoke wines, champagnes and spirits to and for the corporate world and private clientele.

Francely Benedectini 

Head Sommelier

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Francely Benedectini was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Currently living in London, she has developed a valuable mix of skills within the wine industry since 2005.

Francely previously acted as Executive for Amathus Drinks PLC and Interfood in Brazil.

She is a certified sommelier by FISAR (Federazione Italiana Sommelier Albergatori and Ristoratori) and holds two certifications issued by WSET, a globally recognized British Institution.

 

Francely now acts as Head Sommelier for Eminent Wines.

Alex Taylor

Business Development 

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Alex has a ‘Go To Market’ strategy with extensive experience in buying, selling, supply chain, distribution and brand creation.
 

Consummate professional in all aspects of the luxury and beverage Industry, Alex has that happy knack of being able to “Think Outside The Box” when faced with challenge that defeats others.

Alex has the propensity to maintain an up-to-date understanding of consumer trends in order to develop appropriate product mix, liaise effectively with a diverse client base and provide the best possible customer experience and satisfaction.