E&J Gallo has secured entry into the Czech wine market, according to local reports. The Czech News Digest reported on Friday (10 June) that the US company has signed a distribution deal with Maxxium Czech to import and distribute its wines in the Czech Republic.

The press agency said that Maxxium Czech will distribute several Gallo brands to local retail chains and restaurants. Entry into the neighbouring Slovak market through Maxxium Slovakia is also expected to follow for Gallo.

Maxxium Czech is part of Maxxium Worldwide, and has been operating in the Czech Republic since 2001.

No-one was available for comment at Gallo when contacted by just-drinks.