Peregrine Law is pleased to have assisted the merger between Red Squirrel Wine and Knotted Wine to become Graft Wine, a specialist importer and distributor of fine wines across the UK’s restaurant and independent trade.
The two companies have merged as part of their strategy to increase their overall logistics and expand their reach across the UK market, according to David Knott, the founder of The Knotted Vine.
Red Squirrel Wine and Knotted Wine were both formed within a six week period of one another in 2012, and shared the same vision of importing different wines to the UK to represent some of the finest winegrowing talent on the planet.
In combining the two company’s portfolios, Graft Wine will now offer 400 different types of wine from over 80 producers across Europe, the Americas, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Graft Wine now aims to work with key independent wine merchants and will continue to sell wines through the Red Squirrel retail website to consumers who wish to purchase wines that are largely only available in restaurants.
The merger also forms part of the company’s strategy to increase their technological offerings, including a ‘groundbreaking’ smartphone app and the launch of podcasts intending to bring customers closer to the winemakers.
The Peregrine team was led by Ben Walmsley.