The Unwins Wine Group Ltd today distributed an Information Memorandum to all parties who to date have so far shown an interest in buying the business.

Unwins independent directors are currently reviewing the options available for the company's future. An initial study concluded that a sale of Unwins should be examined, although all options will be considered.

The Information Memorandum provides facts and figures about Unwins to those parties so that they may evaluate the extent of their interest.  At this stage, the details of the Information Memorandum remain confidential, the company said.

Michael Lunn, Unwins' chairman said: "We have received a substantial amount of interest with the registration of over fifty interested parties.  The Board will consider the most appropriate potential acquirers who will progress to the next stage of the process.  As the largest, family-owned, independently branded wine merchant in the South East of England, it is the Board's intention that any potential sale should provide Unwins' shareholders with a suitable return and provide the group and its employees with a secure future."