CDG wins contract to launch Italian wine bar, DUBL, in the UK

02/02/2018 - 07:00
Casual Dining Group (CDG) this week (1 February) announced that it has won a contract with Italian wine producers, Feudi di San Gregorio, to bring its “premium” DUBL wine bars to the UK.

 “Tapping into the lucrative sparkling wine category,” CDG is set to open the UK’s first DUBL at Luton airport later this month – a 25-cover bar serving a range of Feudi di Gregorio sparkling wines as well as Italian meats, cheeses and oysters.

It will also mark the fourth DUBL worldwide (with three already open in Italy), as the group “seeks to establish it as a premium offer in the UK” primarily targeting airports and travel hubs.

CDG managing director of concessions and franchising, Mark Nelson, added: “We are delighted to add DUBL to our ever growing concessions portfolio. Feudi di San Gregorio are passionate wine producers and we’re confident that with our operating experience DUBL will be well received by UK consumers.

“The UK sparkling wine category has seen exponential growth over recent years and we feel there is scope for more DUBL outlets. While our main focus for openings will be airports and other travel hubs, we’re also open to pop-up and retail store opportunities, should the right sites arise.”

Antonio Capaldo, Chairman of Feudi di San Gregorio winery, added: “We are extremely excited to partner with Casual Dining Group to bring the DUBL concept and our wines to the UK market. We’re passionate about making excellent wines and have been searching for a partner who is equally passionate about creating outstanding customer experiences – CDG are the ideal match. We’re confident the customers are going to love the new offer.”

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