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Halewood Gets Further Into Spirits

Halewood Gets Further Into Spirits

Halewood International is looking to entrench its position in the spirits category with the launch of four major new brands. The company said it hopes Don Cruzado Tequila, Di Cassini Sambuca, Ponticelli and Peach Amore will capitalise on the "growing sub-sections of the UK spirits market". Don Cruzado Tequila - available now - is a full bodied Mexican Tequila made with agave hearts, which will complement the existing range. Halewood added that the growing Tequila market is worth around £60m annually. Di Cassini is a genuine Italian Sambuca and is due to be launched at the end of March. Ponticelli is a lower ABV Sambuca style drink that Halewood described as "perfect" for mixing, which will also launch at the same time, offering consumers a lighter alternative to authentic Sambucas, and will be available at a "credit crunching" price. Halewood added that the Sambuca market, which is also growing, is worth £179m annually. [...more]

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Wharton Wade’s Dream Ends with Administration

Wharton Wade’s Dream Ends with Administration

TWO former drinks industry executives who were seeking to build a £50m-turnover distribution business have seen the venture collapse into administration. Dale Wharton, a former managing director at drinks importer Halewood International, and Derek Wade, previously head of the Boddington Pub Company, established the Manchester-based wholesaler Wharton Wade Wines in 2007 and bought 95-year-old distributor John Stephenson & Sons (Nelson) a year ago. [...more]

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