Alliance Wine Uncovered


With this week being #ExportingisGREAT week, Developing the Young Workforce – Ayrshire has been working closely with Alliance Wine to delve deeper into their world of exporting & the career opportunities available to young people in this industry. Here are some interesting facts we thought all you wine connoisseurs might like to know!

Alliance Wine was founded in 1984 by Christian Bouteiller & Jonathan Kennett whereby over the years it has evolved into a business that covers importing, distribution & production across all sectors of the market both in the UK & internationally and guess what, their Head Office is based right here in Ayrshire!


Since 2015, Alliance Wine have shipped 705,000 9 litre cases of wine, of which 50,000 9 litres cases have been to their export customers!



Alliance Wine ship to a number of different countries including:

  • USA
  • Canada
  • Mauritius
  • Australia
  • Singapore
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Thailand
  • All European Countries


9 litres of alcohol equates to 12 bottles of 75cl which is generally 1 case of wine. However, some wine is packed as 6 bottles per case so you can not always use case quantities as true measurement of volume!



Alliance Wine buy wine from many different countries including:

  • All European Countries
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa
  • USA

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Did you know they have their own winery in Australia called Thistledown!!

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Growth of the Chinese economy adds the equivalent of a New Zealand every 60-90 days!!



With regards to careers at Alliance Wine, they employ young people in many different areas of their organisation including:

  • Logistics
  • Customer Service
  • Warehouse
  • Finance

Head of Supply Chain, Linda McGowan, states:

“Many of the people who work for Alliance have been here since they left school which is a great advocate for the company. Our employees are very loyal and many of them have over 20 years service!”

Alliance Wine could therefore be a great career for a young person as the opportunities within the company are vast!

With #ExportingisGREAT week slowly coming to an end we would like to thank Linda McGowan from Alliance Wine for working closely with us during this week to give us some fascinating facts on exporting to help promote the fantastic opportunities which are out there for young people in the exporting industry!

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