Chef Tommy Banks launches wine brand

Michelin-starred restaurant The Black Swan’s chef Tommy Banks and his brother James will launch a premium brand of canned wine. The entrepreneurs behind The Black Swan, Roots and their business partner Matt Lockwood will launch their first canned wine company, Banks Brothers, this July.

James Banks said: “I often feel like one or two decent glasses of wine but don’t want to open a special bottle. These cans will be perfect for those occasions at home or when heading out to the beach or for a picnic. The wine world can seem stuffy and that’s not our vibe. We’re here to prove that amazing quality wine can be drunk anywhere, by anyone.”

Tommy Banks added: “For us, it’s all about putting flavour first. We will only put the best in our cans, sourcing amazing wine from like-minded people.”