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JN Wine Acquires London Wine Retailer

Wine merchant JN Wine has announced the acquisition of London’s independent wine retailer, Highbury Vintners.

The move further expands JN Wine’s footprint into the UK market.

Highbury Vintners was founded by John Sweenet and has been serving retail and online customers in the London borough for nearly four decades.

James Nicholson, Managing Director, JN Wine, said: “This is a strategic acquisition for JN Wine and one that has seen us work very closely over the last number of months with Sean and Gillian Sweeney behind the successful Highbury Vintners.

“There is a very strong team in place, and I personally look forward to welcoming each and every one of them to the JN Wine family. Alongside introducing new and interesting wines from the JN Wine portfolio, we have ambitious plans for growth that includes a refurbishment of the 1,500sqft retail outlet and increased investment in its digital presence in 2020.

“Perhaps most importantly, we will remain true to the offering and values that have made the business one of the most popular independent vintners in London with an excellent reputation for quality.”

Sean Sweeney, Director of Highbury Vintners, who has run the business since taking over from his father in 2003, added: “Very much like Highbury Vintners, JN Wine has a family and artisan wine-centred approach and a strong reputation for expert advice, which makes it an excellent fit. They will benefit from our expert team who have been a strong part of our success.

“Gillian and I would also like to thank all the staff and suppliers who have been invaluable to the success of the business. We would like to offer a special thanks to all our customers who have made Highbury Vintners what it is today.”

Founded in 1977 in Crossgar, Co. Down, JN Wine has an extensive high end trade client list throughout the island of Ireland and also provides an online home delivery service.

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