C&C has established a wine distribution unit

C&C has established a wine distribution unit

C&C Group has launched a new division to manage its UK on-trade wine portfolio. 

The new unit, International Wine Services (IWS), will handle the group's Oliver & Greg's range, which it acquired the rights to this year from collapsed drinks wholesaler Waverley TBS. The IWS portfolio features eight other brands, including Trulli Pinot Grigio from Italy and the Moondarra Australian Chardonnay.

"We are really excited to have such a well-known and successful brand as Oliver & Greg’s to bring to retailers, who are already reacting enthusiastically to this development by the C&C Group,” said Shaun Goode, IWS' commercial director. 

The full range will be supplied either directly to existing on-trade Tennent’s customers in Scotland and Northern Ireland, or via wholesalers in England, Scotland and Wales, the Magners cider producer said.