A Manchester retailer has become one of the first independents in his area to sell refillable, draft wine on tap, with plans to extend the initiative to refillable washing-up liquid, detergent and all-purpose cleaner.

Mital Morar, who owns three stores in Manchester, said he is working with supplier Borough Wines to offer white and red wines on tap at his Ancoats General Store in the city centre. 

Customers can buy an empty wine bottle for £2.50 and then fill it up for £6.50 in-store. Once finished, they can come back and refill it.

“It’s about offering something different and encouraging people to recycle. We already have loyal customers, so a lot of people will appreciate what we’re doing,” he said.