Through several inner circles in ‘Wine Communities’ Andes is directly linked with at least 10.000 wine professionals. On his LinkedIn page he interacts frequently with more than 6.000 contacts on LinkedIn and on Facebook with 2.500 mainly wine related friends. Thanks to his Chairmanship at the ‘Koninklijke SlijtersUnie’, Andes is connected with 550 Independant Wines & Spirit retailers and as Board member of several relevant organisations he is in the middle of the field. As president of the Association of Magister Vini, our national think tank on wine matters, Andes is in close contact with the most important wine experts of our country.

Institutions and associations

Andes is active in several boards:

Chairman SlijtersUnie  Vice president College RWTM Chairman Vereniging MV  

Member of Associations


International contacts

  • Tomoki Minohara, Japanese translator specialised in wine. ‘English, Français, Español, Català, Português, Italiano, Nederlands’
  • Internationally United Commercial Agents & Brokers IUCAB
  • Organisation International de la Vigne et du Vin OIV
  • Comité Européen des entreprises vins CEEV
  • Fédération Internationale des Vins et Spiritueux  FIVS
  • EFWSID European Federation of Wine and Spirit Importers and Distributors
  • Wines and Spirits Trade Association  WSA 
  • International Valuation Standards Council  IVSC
  • World Wine Trade Group  WWTG
  • Société des alcools Québec
  • Jury Concours Mondial, Mundus Vini
  • Meininger International Wine Business