The number of consumers enjoying premium wines has increased, according to research from Matthew Clark. The latest research from the wine and spirits wholesalers shows that premium wine sales in the on trade have risen 10.7% year on year with gastropubs up 52%, and restaurants, up 14.5%.
As a result Matthew Clark has increased its premium wine portfolio with the addition of 30 new boutique producers. The wines, hand-selected by Matthew Clark’s buying team, includes premium still white Sauvignon Blanc wines from France and New Zealand. The research showed that Sauvignon Blanc accounts for almost 43% of Matthew Clark’s still white category.
Simon Jerrome, Purchasing Director of Matthew Clark commented, “We’re delighted to welcome so many new top producers to our 2015 list. Our customers are increasingly looking to up their offering of quality wines delivering good value as consumers are not only more willing to trade up but more interested in trying new things. We have welcomed producers from all corners of the world this year which adds even greater character to our wine list. We have new producers from Australia, Argentina, USA, Spain, Hungary, Romania and the UK as well as France, Italy and New Zealand – all selected to fulfil growing customer demand for premium wines.”
Matthew Clark’s new wine list can be viewed here