Birchwood Agencies, the wholesale division of the Unwins Wine Group, has struck a deal to distribute South African wine giant KWV International's Laborie range in the UK. The deal, brokered by KWV's UK subsidiary Edward Cavendish, will see Kent-based Birchwood particularly aiming to extend the premium-positioned red and white wines' listings in specialist independents. The on-trade is also a target. The long-established range, which has been available in the UK for 20 years, comprises a Sauvignon Blanc and a Chardonnay with recommended price tags of £5.99, a Merlot/Cabernet blend and Cabernet Varietal (both £6.99) and a Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon with recommended prices of £7.49 each. {{DRINKS }}