Wine specialist Matthew Clark has seen a strong performance in premium wine sales over the past year, with still wines up 10.7% on last year.
Sectors that have seen a particularly strong performance are restaurants (up 14.5% on last year) and gastropubs (up 52%).
Sauvignon Blanc accounts for nearly 43% of Matthew Clark's premium still white category, with a growth of 6% on last year.
The company has added more than 30 new boutique producers, both Old World and New World, to its wine list. These include Hawke's Bay producer Te Awa, known for its Left Field range, which includes an acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc; and Maison Sauvion from the Loire, where winemaker Pierre-Jean Sauvion is known for his Gros-Plant Sauvignon, as well as his Haute Culture Château du Cléray Muscadet Sèvre & Maine sur lie.
Simon Jerrome, purchasing director of Matthew Clark, said: "We're delighted to welcome so many new top producers to our 2015 list. Our customers are increasingly looking to up their offering of quality wines delivering good value as consumers are not only more willing to trade up but more interested in trying new things. We have welcomed producers from all corners of the world this year, which adds even greater character to our wine list, and have new producers from Australia, Argentina, the US, Spain, Hungary, Romania and the UK as well as France, Italy and New Zealand - all selected to fulfil growing customer demand for premium wines."
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