Our Team
The No 12 team are a great bunch of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences looking to make your purchasing just that little bit easier
Andrew Azzopardi  
Andrew Azzopardi 
                          

General Manager 

Andrew Azzopardi is the General Manager responsible for the overall performance of the company. He has several years of experience in the tourism industry with focus on food and beverage. Andrew had also worked for a few years in the Logistics and freight forwarding industry which this has given him the right skills to combine logistics and superior customer service which is paramount in the super yacht industry. 

Andrew is a long distance open-water swimmer and avid sailor. Though he has little spare time, he loves to cook for family and friends and of course enjoy a glass of wine. 

Favourite wine of the moment: Vintage White Burgundy
WSET Level 3 - Advanced (Distinction)

Contact: andrew@no12wines.com

Charlotte Painter  

Charlotte Painter

Regional Sales Executive - Spain

Charlotte Painter has been involved in the professional super yacht industry since 1997, during this time Charlotte has been involved in the interior of yachts in the roll as Chef & chief Stewardess. Throughout this time she has gained a vast wealth of knowledge in all aspects required to run the Interior of a super yacht. 

Charlotte now bases herself  in Mallorca with her family and has joined the No 12 team, to advise and help with all your fine wine & provisioning needs 

Favourite drink of the moment: Vueve Clicquot & Chateau d'Esclans 'Whispering Angel' 

Contact : charlotte@no12wines.com


Bence Szabo
 

Bence Szabo
Wine Specialist - Barcelona

Bence Szabo has spent several years in the hospitality industry in London, where he worked as a sommelier. He has a great understanding of most beverages, but he has developed a real passion for wine over the years.

Here at No12, he is focusing on Barcelona and the Balearics to help our clients find the right bottle.
In his free time, Bence likes canoeing and hiking. He also considers himself a bit of a foodie!

Favourite drink of the moment:  Louis Roederer, Blanc de Blancs Brut & Paul Jaboulet Aine Hermitage Rouge.


 
Karl Aquilina 
CEO

Karl iAquilina is the CEO for Salvo Grima & Sons Ltd.  Karl joined the Salvo Grima business in 2003 and has experience in the sales as well as procurement side of the business.

A fan of football, good food and wine, Karl enjoys spending his free time with his young family and friends over a nice home cooked meal.

Favourite drink of the moment: New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

 
Michael Tabone 
Wine Consultant

Michael Tabone is a wine Educator, Consultant and Importer. He took an interest in wine in 1988 and started working in the industry in 1992. Firstly by setting up a wine importation  company specialising in  the wines of Bordeaux.  A region with family connections.  In 1997 he set up  Malta’s first wine school which at present (2013) has over 200 participants.  He has contributed to a number of wine and food publications and is Malta’s Sunday Times main wine correspondent. Michael has also appeared on numerous TV documentaries and will soon launch The Times of Malta 3 minute wine slot on line.   He consults a number of restaurants and wine importers and organizes numerous wine functions. 

 Every year he organizes wine trips to Bordeaux for an international audience of wine lovers.

 Over the years he has built up an impressive connection with wine makers and wine related people mostly in France and Italy.  He is a member of numerous wine organizations but most active as Chancellor for La Jurade de Saint Emilion.

 He spends around 3 months a year in Bordeaux.

 Favourite wine of the moment: Definitely Bordeaux