A WINE and spirits merchant based in Basingstoke played host to a networking event for a range of businesses across Hampshire.

Berry Bros & Rudd, based in Houndmills, welcomed members of the Hampshire fare to its festive ‘Pop-Up’ shop.

The shop provides an opportunity for shoppers to buy delicious local produce for their drinks parties and celebrations over Christmas and New Year when they pick up their wine.

Hampshire Fare producers supplying the ‘Pop-Up’ include Great British Biscotti, Honesty Bakery, Olives Direct and Meon Valley Christmas Trees. Plus there is a wide selection of drinks, including ales from Red Cat Brewing, Chalkdown cider, cordials from Yarty, mead from Chalice Mead, tomato juices for the perfect ‘Bloody Mary’ from Turner & Hardy, and Mozzo for that after dinner cup of coffee.

Tracy Nash, commercial manager at Hampshire Fare, said: “This is a fantastic store and it was great to see so many of our members’ products taken on, and very satisfying to see such support for Hampshire Fare producers.”