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Kingsland Drinks Group Makes Move Towards Being Employee Owned

Leading independent drinks firm Kingsland Drinks Group, including Kingsland Drinks, and newly established Ten Locks, has made a move to being partially employee owned. Current director shareholders, Andy Sagar, Karen Wilson, Michael Forde, and Mark Dixon have successfully managed the business for 17 years, investing significantly in capability and capacity… Read More

Meet the Producer // McManis Family Vineyards

McManis Family Vineyards has been making superb wines in California for five generations. We speak to the team at MFV to find out more about their winery, vineyards, sustainable practices and hopes for the future. Tell us about your vineyards at McManis. What grapes do you grow, and how does the climate and… Read More

Meet the Producer // Domäne Baumgartner

This month, we talk to the wonderful family winery Domäne Baumgartner, based in Austria. Tell us about your vineyard / winery: Family winery Domäne Baumgartner, located in Untermarkersdorf in the Weinviertel, Austria, is the largest Austrian winery with 200 hectares of vineyards. Using three century-old traditions, our wines meet the highest quality standards and have a distinctive style. The motto of… Read More

Denis O’Flynn joins Kingsland Drinks Group board of directors

Kingsland Drinks has appointed Denis O’Flynn, previously managing director at Pernod Ricard UK and chairman of the WSTA, as a non-executive director on the board of Kingsland Drinks Group. O’Flynn joins Kingsland to assist in its growth and development following a series of significant investment projects which have reinforced… Read More

Meet the producer // Chantovent

This month, we head to Languedoc specialist Chantovent, part of the wine growing and producing activities of the Jean d’Alibert Group. Tell us about your vineyard / winery  Since 1953, Chantovent has been a major player in the wine industry. Today we are a part of Jean d’Alibert Group. This group is the result of the union… Read More

Meet the Producer // Maison Brotte

Since 1880, five generations of the Brotte family have been making wines with passion and authenticity. They produce a wide range of delicious wines – reds, whites and rosés – for a variety of different drinking occasions and has a presence in more than 90 countries globally. Tell us about your vineyard / winery; Five generations of the Brotte family have passionately crafted wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape and the Rhône Valley. The unique… Read More