Merseyside restaurateur launches wine business

Sean Millar  Pruno Wines FDMB North West

The chef and restaurateur behind some of Liverpool’s most renowned restaurants, Sean Millar, has launched his new venture, Pruno Wines. The independent wine merchant works with winemakers from around the world to bring speciality wines to the region’s restaurants, bars and hotels. Pruno Wines also offers a personally curated collection of wines online.

Millar is best known as head chef and co-founder of the former Hope Street restaurant, the Side Door, which he ran with business partner, Sheila Benson, for more than six years. Stalwarts of the city’s thriving food and drink scene, the duo were also behind The Other Place on Allerton Road in Mossley Hill, and more recently, Pruno Bistro on Woolton Road in Childwall.

As a seasoned wine connoisseur, Millar, who has now moved away from running restaurants, is looking forward to turning his passion for wines into a successful business. He said: “I’m hugely excited about my new venture. I’ve been running restaurants for as long as I can remember and I’ve always been passionate about wines so it makes perfect sense to combine the two through Pruno Wines.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have already established a strong network of independent vineyard owners and I’m really looking forward to introducing some of their fantastic wines to the region’s restaurants, bars and hotels. Our hand-picked wines are also available to buy online so there will be plenty of choice for wine lovers on the look out for interesting new wines to try.”