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Wine Net joins Merchant Vintners

Published:  08 March, 2018

Essex-based wine merchant Wine Net has signed up as a member of Merchant Vintners growing the buying group’s members to 20.

Part of Merchant Vintners “active search” for new members, the latest recruit would extend the group’s geographical reach as well as its combined purchasing power, said chairman, James Tanner of Tanners Wines.

The membership gives Wine Net access to Merchant Vintners’ £2 million worth of UK-held bonded stock at "near shipping prices", with many products available exclusively to the group.

“Our membership includes some notable names in the UK wine trade with each having an equal share in the company – the smallest trader stands on par with the bigger companies,” said Tanner.

Wine Net is the second recruit in as many years, with a third one in the pipeline, details of which was still under wraps, he added.

“We don’t have a target membership number as such and we’re consistently looking for new members who fit with both the group’s profile and that of existing members and, for obvious reasons, territorial overlap is avoided as far as possible in the admission of new members and the future expansion plans of existing members are also taken into account,” he said.

Members of Merchant Vintners include: Adnams, Davy's Wine Merchants, Frazier's Wine Merchants, Gordon & MacPhail, Grapevine, Gusto Wines, Haynes Hanson & Clark, Heron and Brearley, House of Townend, Lanchester Wines, Laurence Smith & Son, Manor Wines, Portland Wine Company, S.H Jones & Co, Steevenson Wines, Tanners Wines, The Wine Company, Weavers of Nottingham, Wine Net and Wineservice.