D&D Wines International
Adams Court, Adams Hill, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6BA
T: 01565 650952
Turnover: £50 million-plus
Marketing and promotional spend 2008/9: £5 million
Brands: La Gioiosa (Italy), Luis Felipe Edwards (Chile), Angove's (Australia), Bodegas Muriel (Spain), Champagne Martel (France)
Off-trade split: 95%
Key personnel: David Garlick, managing director; Lewis Jones, marketing director; Ivo Hasler, senior winemaker
One of the major developments for D&D Wines International has been the extension of Italian brand La Gioiosa with a range of naturally lower-in-alcohol wines at 9% abv.
Luis Felipe Edwards wines from Chile have been given a major packaging relaunch across all three levels, from
entry-level to premium. The company plans to incorporate
a responsible drinking focus
in its sales process over future months.