Bosca has secured a distribution deal for a wealth of African countries.

The Italian sparkling wine producer said today (19 December) that it has teamed up with Rubyexport Trading Company in the continent. Financial details were not disclosed.

"This agreement is a further important step in the creation of a worldwide distribution network for (flagship brand) Verdi," said Otto Przybyla, Bosca's export manager. "Following extensive market tests in different areas, the wine has proved to be appealing to the local consumers' tastes in several African countries.

Verdi sold in 16 African countries including Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana.