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Hallgarten adds Turkey to its country portfolio

Published:  18 April, 2016

Leading UK distributor Hallgarten Druitt has its sights on bringing Turkish wines to the UK market by teaming up with Turkish producer, Kayra.

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M&S doubles its range of English wines ahead of English Wine Week

Published:  18 April, 2016

High street stalwart Marks & Spencer will have 20 new English wines on its shelves in time for English Wine Week, boosting its range to a total of 37 wines from 14 counties.

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Les Grands Chais de France launches a new range of quality wines onto the UK following acquisition

Published:  18 April, 2016

Les Grands Chais de France is preparing to expand its offering of premium wines to the UK market following the purchase of Château Belles Eaux in the South of France.

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Australian wine exports jump 13% by value

Published:  18 April, 2016

According to Wine Australia's Export Report in the last 12 months to March 2016, the value of Australian wine exports jumped 13% to AUD$2.1 billion, it biggest increase since 1999, and volume increase by 3%.

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IWC 2016: On the judging trail with this year's 400 judges

Published:  15 April, 2016

The International Wine Challenge 2016 opened the innings of Tranche two, at the Kia Oval, in South London on Tuesday, which will now be home to the IWC organisers, hard-working crew and judges for the next two weeks.  With over 15,000 wines to assess across Tranche one, Tranche two, and the Sake Challenge, by more than 400 judges, in panels of up to 5, it's a feat of gargantuan proportions, requiring meticulous planning, and organization on a military scale.

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IWC 2016: On the judging trail with this year's 400 judges

Published:  15 April, 2016

The International Wine Challenge 2016 opened the innings of Tranche two, at the Kia Oval, in South London on Tuesday, which will now be home to the IWC organisers, hard-working crew and judges for the next two weeks.  With over 15,000 wines to assess across Tranche one, Tranche two, and the Sake Challenge, by more than 400 judges, in panels of up to 5, it's a feat of gargantuan proportions, requiring meticulous planning, and organization on a military scale.

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Wines from Spain: Up close and personal

Published:  15 April, 2016

One thing that stuck out from the 27th Wines from Spain fair yesterday was the level of diversity of wines coming out of regions across the country.

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Anne Serres, a winner of the 'Sing With Skin Côntact' competition, talks rock legends before her big break

Published:  15 April, 2016

Anne Serres is a Paris-born wine journalist and educator with a penchant for all things rock, who lists Dave Grohl, Linda Ronstadt, Freddie Mercury and Florence Welch among her musical heroes.

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Wines from Spain: spotlight on Navarra

Published:  15 April, 2016

Long recognised internationally for its rosés, Spain's Navarra region has undergone something of a winemaking revolution over the past two decades and the number of red wines now coming out of the area is increasing.

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Online grocery sales forecast to hit £15b by 2020 proving a big opportunity for wine

Published:  15 April, 2016

Retail market research firm Mintel forecasts that online grocery sales will increase 73% to reach £15 billion by 2020, proving an opportunity for the wine category.

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Sherry en vogue at Wines of Spain masterclass

Published:  15 April, 2016

"We have to keep the fire burning". This was the message from distinguished Jerez winemaker Beltran Domecq at the sherry masterclass at Wines from Spain's yesterday, when quizzed on the future of the category and maintaining the wave of popularity that sherry is currently enjoying.

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Wines of Argentina plans weekend-long celebration of World Malbec day

Published:  14 April, 2016

World Malbec Day, which is on 17 April 2016, will be celebrated across the globe and Wines of Argentina has lined up a number of consumer and trade events to help celebrate Argentina's favourite varietal.

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Schenk Group purchases Italian winery

Published:  14 April, 2016

Leading wine supplier Buckingham Schenk's parent company has purchased a new winery in Tuscany.

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Mouton Cadet returns for 25th year at Cannes Film Festival

Published:  14 April, 2016

Mouton Cadet Wine Bar will be celebrating a landmark year when it re-opens its exclusive annual wine bar at Cannes International Film Festival next month.

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Brown-Forman set to launch its first new bourbon in 20 years

Published:  14 April, 2016

Brown-Forman announced that it would begin rolling out its new Kentucky bourbon brand, Coopers' Craft, this summer in the US.

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Pinkster gin jumps aboard for partnership with global cosmetics brand

Published:  14 April, 2016

Premium gin Pinkster has been selected to set sail with a global beauty brand, as a primary spirits provider.

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Vinitaly 2016: Vinitaly celebrates 50 years and change is in the air

Published:  13 April, 2016

While Vinitaly celebrates 50 years since its first fair was hosted in Verona, both exhibitors and organisers have focused on making changes in order to keep people returning year over year.

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Bibendum and Bidvest Foodservice team up for "less-is-more" wine menu

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new range from Bidvest Foodservice is being positioned to target those looking for a recognisable, easy-to-drink wine list.

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Tesco's turnaround: Retailer post quarterly growth

Published:  13 April, 2016

Multiple retailer Tesco posted its first quarterly sales growth in nearly three years signalling that the supermarket giant's turnaround is gathering momentum.

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IWC announces new Cellar Door of the Year Award in partnership with VisitEngland

Published:  13 April, 2016

A new award has been set up at the world's largest wine competition to discover and celebrate England's best vineyard experience.

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