Wholesaler adds premium wines

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• More than 30 producers have been added.

Wholesaler Matthew Clark has added over 30 new boutique producers to its wine list.

The expansion came after research from the firm revealed consumers are enjoying premium wines more regularly across the on-trade.

Premium wine sales throughout its customer base are said to be up 10.7% on last year. The new producers have been “hand-selected” by the Matthew Clark buying team.

New additions include Hawke’s Bay producer Te Awa, known for its Left Field range, and French wine maker Maison Sauvion from the Loire valley.

The supplier has also added 13 boutique wineries, including a selection from Burgundy following a surge in Chablis sales over the last year.

Matthew Clark claims customers are “increasingly discerning” and seeking out more interesting selections.

The new wine list claims to offer a “diverse range” with lesser known regions and varietals.