Pernod Ricard UK Launches New Wine Brand “Greasy Fingers”
Pernod Ricard UK is disrupting the wine category with the launch of a new wine range “Greasy Fingers” which challenges traditional boundaries of wine and food pairings by ripping up the rule book and delivering two, bold wines, expertly crafted to cut through greasy food and provide the perfect match for gourmet fast food.
Greasy Fingers is a wine for moments of pure indulgence with friends and the brand is launching two varieties within its range. First up is Greasy Fingers Luscious Red 2022, a medium-bodied, fruit-forward blend of Shiraz and Grenache, with luscious cherry and strawberry flavours, as well as soft, approachable tannins. Second in the line-up is Greasy Fingers Big Buttery Chardonnay 2022, which boasts refreshing flavours of peach, vanilla, and cinnamon spice with a buttery mouthfeel.
Lucy Bearman, wine and champagne portfolio director at Pernod Ricard UK, said: “The wine category is ripe for disruption and Greasy Fingers goes back to the heartland of wine by pairing it with food in a way that breaks the traditional conventions of the category”.
She further added: “We believe passionately in a wine and food match made in heaven, but it doesn’t need to come with a white tablecloth and a qualification. This simple yet hugely effective pairing is about whipping up some burgers for friends to eat together at the weekend or indulging in a mid-week takeaway and putting your feet up, whilst enjoying a bold and unpretentious glass of wine.”
Launching in Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda from this month with a £10 RRP, the brand will also be going live on Amazon and Ocado later this year. The launch comes at a time when Pernod Ricard UK has driven positive value share results in the Off-Trade for its top three wine brands, Campo Viejo, Brancott Estate and Stoneleigh, with all three brands delivering value share growth in the last 12 weeks. Greasy Fingers complements the wider Pernod Ricard UK wine portfolio with a disruptive proposition that aims to re-engage and recruit a young adult shopper into the category at a time when the number of wine drinkers under the age of 34 has been reduced.