Shareholders in the UK's Unwins Wine Group yesterday approved a resolution for changes to be made to the company's Articles of Association, which will help simplify a strategic review by the board that may result in the sale of the company.

Early in May, Unwins said its board was considering a sale of the business, although other options were also being considered.

Michael Lunn, chairman of Unwins, yesterday said: "I am pleased with the outcome of today's meeting.  Now that shareholder approval has been obtained, the process of evaluating strategic options can be developed."