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Hatch Mansfield signs distribution deal for Gaja

Published:  07 January, 2019

Hatch Mansfield has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent for the Gaja family, marking the first Italian producer to join its portfolio


New commercial manager at Hatch Mansfield

Published:  11 July, 2017

UK agent and distributor Hatch Mansfield has appointed Daniel Hart to the newly created role of commercial manager.


Taittinger plants first vines in Kent

Published:  04 May, 2017

A historic moment took place in Kent yesterday when Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger planted his family’s first vines at the new Domaine Evremond vineyard in Chilham.


Caliterra winemaker tips Malbec to do big things in Chile

Published:  16 September, 2015

A leading Chilean winemaker thinks Malbec could be a grape with a big future in the country.


Taittinger extends links with performing arts through RADA sponsorship

Published:  08 July, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has signed up to be the official Champagne partner of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for its major fundraising events over the next year.


Villa Maria launches lighter alcohol wine range

Published:  10 March, 2015

New Zealand winery Villa Maria is set to launch a lower abv wine range into the UK off-trade.


Why Eduardo Chadwick - and friends - are feeling on top of the world

Published:  29 January, 2015

Here's a novel way to celebrate receiving the highest ever score for a Chilean wine - match the accomplishment by climbing to the top of your country's highest mountain.


How Berlin Tastings Series put Chilean wine on the map

Published:  05 September, 2014

Eduardo Chadwick's pioneering Berlin Series Tastings have helped change global perception of Chilean wine in their 10-year run. Andrew Catchpole, who was at the seminal first event, assesses their impact



Lourensford Estate on look out for new UK partner after it leaves Hatch Mansfield

Published:  03 September, 2014



South African producer, Lourensford Estate, is looking for a new UK distributor that can take over from the work it has done over the last nine years with Hatch Mansfield.


Hallgarten Druitt strengthens senior management team for growth

Published:  05 February, 2013

Hallgarten Druitt has poached two new senior members for its management team from major competitors as part of its continued strategy to improve and deepen its level of service across the on and off-trades.


Kleine Zalze hires new winemaker

Published:  25 January, 2013

South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker.


South African wine estate Kleine Zalze has appointed RJ Botha as winemaker.


Botha will assist cellarmaster Johan Joubert to develop new premium white and red blends which will be launched in South Africa this year.


He previously worked as winemaker at Nitida in Durbanville for five years and was named Diners Club Young Winemarker of the Year in 2010.


"We are delighted to have made this appointment. RJ's passion, and his belief in getting quality wines in the bottle matches ours," said Joubert.


Kleine Zalze moved its whole portfolio in the UK to Hatch Mansfield last year.


Memorial service for Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn

Published:  18 January, 2013

Hatch Mansfield have announced details of a memorial service to be held for Taittinger's UK Ambassador Justin Llewelyn.


PLB launches second regional roadshow

Published:  18 January, 2013

PLB is to launch its second UK Regional Roadshow tour with its specialist portfolio and has further announced it will join forces with Hatch Mansfield for the Scottish leg of the tour.


Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn dies

Published:  11 December, 2012

Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador Justin Llewelyn, who played a pivotal role in the development of the sales and image of the brand over 40 years, has died.


Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador, Justin Llewelyn dies

Published:  10 December, 2012

Champagne Taittinger UK brand ambassador, Justin Llewelyn, who played a pivotal role in the development of the sales and image of the brand over 40 years has died.


UK duty increases driving drinks firms out of business

Published:  19 October, 2012

"Unsustainably" high levels of alcohol duty are a major factor in the recent collapse of a number of drinks importers and distributors, according to senior trade figures.


Hatch Mansfield upbeat despite difficult climate

Published:  04 October, 2012

Hatch Mansfield is optimistic about the future given its brands operate in the more premium sector.



Calls for trade to join Harpers Debate

Published:  06 September, 2012

Independent wine merchants and suppliers interested in working more closely together are urged to join an open Harpers debate to be held in London on September 20.


Harpers Best Practice Guidelines debate lined up for September 20

Published:  23 August, 2012

Independent wine merchants and suppliers are to discuss how well the Harpers Best Practice Guidelines are working, along with other key trading issues, at an open debate to be held in London on September 20.


SITT Autumn announces exhibitor line-up

Published:  07 August, 2012

SITT Autumn, incorporating the Boutique Wineries Tasting, has announced the line-up of wineries, winemakers and exhibitors attending its tasting next month.