D&D Wines International

13 July, 2007

Adams Court, Adams Hill

Knutsford

WA16 6BA

T: 01565 650952

E: ddwi@ddwinesint.com

W: ddwinesint.com

Established: 1973

Turnover: £50 million

Brands: Canti (Italy), Luis Felipe Edwards (Chile), Bodegas Muriel (Spain), Salentein/Callia (Argentina), Champagne Martel (France)

Off-trade split: 95 per cent

Europe/New World split: 55/45

Key personnel: David Garlick, managing director; Lewis Jones, marketing director; Ivo Hasler, senior winemaker

D&D has rolled out a lower alcohol brand in partnership with Domaine la Colombette called La Plume. New supply partnerships include Sacred Hill from Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Central Otago, and two new Californian supply sources for own-label brands. D&D plans to integrate a responsible drinking message into the company's sales process.




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