Myliko adds Armenian wines to its portfolio

Myliko Wines has strengthened its portfolio with Armenia Wines and Fine Wines from Grand Tokaj of Hungary.

The wine importer, which now ships wine from 12 countries, has added two wineries to its portfolio to target the independent and on-trade sectors. The collection includes bespoke labels and blends created specifically for the off-trade.

Nish Kotecha, co-director of Myliko Wines told DRN: “The Armenian wine business we are now working with is an impressive set up. The country is just starting to open up like we saw in Hungary many years ago and I can see it changing.

"It is challenging though because it is landlocked and bordered by a lot of no-go countries such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and Iran. We currently have a supply route through Georgia; it took a while to get the logistics sorted out. With Armenia we have entry-level, fruit-driven wines and also a medium-priced tier.”

Wines from Armenia Wine Company are new to the UK and exclusive to Myliko Wines.

Kotecha said: “We are thrilled to welcome Armenia Wines and fine wines from Grand Tokaj to our portfolio during this exciting time of sustained growth for emerging wine-producing countries in the UK.

“It is great for us to have wineries with so much history and sophistication in the portfolio and we are looking forward to working closely with them.”

The family-owned Armenia Wines began planting new vineyards in 2006 and they have invested in the latest winemaking technology to make their wines from indigenous grapes planted in all three of the country’s winemaking regions – Armavir, Argatsotn and Voyots Dzor.

Myliko is introducing the mid-tier of wines called Yerevan, which will be priced under £10.

Myliko also has exclusivity in the UK for Grand Tokaj, a leading Hungarian winery which is in state ownership. Myliko will place a focus on the dry whites made with the native Hungarian Furmint grape. 

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