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BERKMANN ANNOUNCES PLAN TO KEEP WINE FLOWING OVER BREXMAS

With the continuing uncertainty of Brexit and the busy Christmas trading period, leading UK family-owned and run wine distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars reaffirms its Brexmas strategy to ensure stability for customers.

To mitigate against Brexit hold-ups, Berkmann has invested £5m increasing stocks and storage capacity at bond, ensuring that they have enough wines on hand to see through any potential disruptions and to service the traditional Christmas uplift.

Charles Marshall, commercial director at Berkmann Wine Cellars, explained:

“Berkmann offers stability, through continuity of supply and pricing. We have a proactive plan designed to protect your business from what we anticipate being the worst of the Brexit repercussions, offering you the ability to plan appropriately.

“The hospitality sector has borne the brunt of many government policies of late. By taking a positive stance, Berkmann wishes to shield its customers, allowing them to do what they do best: offer unparalleled service and top-quality wines during this potentially turbulent period. In addition, and most critically, we continue to guarantee our wholesale pricing through to 1st March 2020.”

This pricing policy excludes any additional tariffs in the event of a no-deal Brexit, or any changes to duty, which will be passed on.

The largest family-owned and run wine importer in the UK, Berkmann Wine Cellars has been supplying wine to leading restaurants and retailers across the country for over 50 years. Their portfolio includes over 250 producers, including Marchesi Antinori, Georges Duboeuf and Champagne Drappier, alongside small producers and emerging regions from over 20 countries. Berkmann Wine Cellars employs over 200 people and achieved sales of £77m last financial year, growing ahead of the market.