Burrows Lightbourn & Discovery Wines Alliance

July 5, 2016

Discovery Wines and Burrows, Lightbourn announced that they have formed a “strategic alliance” which will create a single portfolio of premium wines, beers and spirits to offer wholesale and retail customers.

“Burrows, Lightbourn will assume the wholesale distribution of Discovery Wines exclusive wine offerings made up of some of the world’s best wines,” the company said. “A separate retail entity will be established and will focus its efforts on its growing loyal private customer base.”

Chairman of Burrows, Lightbourn David Gibbons said, “This is a great time for us, Discovery wines has built up a reputation for supplying the restaurant, stores and retail customers with very unique range of wines which are a perfect complement to our existing wide range of agency brands.

“Joining forces with David Butterfield will enhance our position in the trade and I look forward to working with him to grow our business.”

CEO of Discovery Wines, David Butterfield commented on the growth in its private customer business by saying, “We have increased our customer base significantly over the last few years.

“Creating one larger portfolio gives us an opportunity to offer our loyal customers a complete range of the best wines, beers and spirits from around the world. It will more than triple the overall product line.

“Our customers have been asking us to expand our product list so we are pleased that this development will give them access to some of the most recognized names in the business. From my perspective the timing is perfect.

“It provides the perfect opportunity for me to focus my time on expanding my own wine making business based in Burgundy. I can be more hands on with that while also remaining involved in the wine, beer and spirit trade in Bermuda.”

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