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Condor Wines expands South American portfolio with Wines of Uruguay partnership

Published:  20 September, 2016

Chilean and Argentinean wine specialist Condor Wines and Wines of Uruguay UK have formed a partnership to become one of the UK's top specialist importers of premium South American wines.

Lee Evans of Condor Wines and Carla Bertellotti of Wines of Uruguay UK have been working together over the past few months to develop a collaboration which will offer just over a hundred wines from thirteen producers across Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

"Condor Wines initially focused on Argentina and Chile, but it was always our intention to introduce more from South America," Evans said.

"A visit to Uruguay in April convinced me that this was a region that deserved more focus in the UK. Uruguayan wines offer something very different and will fit well within our range."

Both companies will remain independent of each other for now, but hope to strengthen distribution of each other's portfolio and offer customers more choice.

In the near future, Condor Wines will also be looking to expand its Chilean offering and will be looking for new producers over the next 12 months.

By expanding its portfolio, Condor is hoping to become a "one-stop-shop" for quality South American wines.

Bertellotti will focus on developing the London market, while Evans and new regional manager Helen MacKenzie will concentrate on expanding sales around the rest of the country.

Bertellotti explained: "I am very excited to be working with Lee and his team. We are similar, independently-minded individuals with a passion for delivering outstanding value for money across our range. To associate with a specialist in Argentinian and Chilean wines was the logical next step for Wines of Uruguay UK, and it means that together we will now be able to offer greater choice to our customers."

The expanded portfolio will be available to taste for the first time at the SITT tasting in London tomorrow (September 21).