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Online global wine marketplace to host virtual shops

Published:  20 September, 2013

A new interactive online global wine marketplace is being launched to challenge "inefficient" retail websites that offer "no social engagement", according to its founder Paul Gerken.

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London to host a day to celebrate 25 years of Albariño

Published:  20 September, 2013

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Pubs celebrated at Great British Pub Awards 2013

Published:  20 September, 2013

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 winners were celebrated on September 12 in London at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, where 18 winners were recognised from over 800 entries as some of the most respected pubs of 2013.

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Laithwaite's Wine expands buying team

Published:  20 September, 2013

Laithwaite's Wine has confirmed it is to take on two new buyers - Robin Langton and Davy Zyw - to complement its 10-strong buying team.

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Prosecco on tap a time saver and profits booster

Published:  19 September, 2013

Serving Prosecco on tap rather than by the bottle could help reduce serving time by up to 80% and enhance profits this Christmas, according to on-trade Prosecco supplier Frizzenti.

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Elephant Gin to launch in the UK this month

Published:  19 September, 2013

A new handcrafted London dry gin called Elephant Gin, which is a gin inspired by Africa and supports the conservation of African wildlife by donating 15% of all profits to two African elephant foundations, is set to hit the UK market this month.

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Beautiful South Tasting to return in 2014

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of Argentina, Wines of Chile and Wines of South Africa have said visitor numbers for the Beautiful South Tasting exceeded expectations and it will take place again next year. Additional events under the Beautiful South banner will also take place at other wine events.

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Wines of South Africa appoints new chief executive

Published:  19 September, 2013

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has announced the appointment of former Distell global head of marketing Siobhan Thompson as chief executive, who will succeed Su Birch from November.

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Sula Vineyards launches new Indian wine through Laithwaite's

Published:  19 September, 2013

Indian winery, Sula Vineyards, has launched its newly created Nasika wine range in the UK which will be available exclusively through Laithwaite's.

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Sula Vineyards launches Indian wine range through Laithwaite's

Published:  19 September, 2013

Indian winery, Sula Vineyards, has launched its newly created Nasika wine range in the UK which will be available exclusively through Laithwaite's.

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Enotria looks to drive its by-the-glass initiative with new winter selection

Published:  19 September, 2013

Enotria's 'Discover' campaign that aims to encourage the on-trade to increase its by the glass offering is seeing "significant" growth, according to its on-trade sales director, Fraser McGuire.

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Last chance to enter Harpers' French Wine Awards

Published:  18 September, 2013

This week is the last chance for companies and indviduals to nominate themselves or other organisations to be considered in the inaugural Harpers French Wine Awards that look to recognise the best retailers, restaurants, suppliers, distributors  and ambassadors for the French wine category in the UK over the last 12 months.

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Wines announced for the 2011 Crus Bourgeois du Médoc

Published:  18 September, 2013

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Kingsland looks to strengthen its senior management team

Published:  18 September, 2013

Kingsland Wines & Spirits has added Ed Baker, finance director, and Paul Braydon, wine buyer, to its management team.

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Sotheby's to auction rare Moët & Chandon's vintages going back to 1914

Published:  18 September, 2013

Sotheby's London is to hold an exclusive auction featuring never-before-seen vintages of Moët & Chandon with lots that go back to 1914.

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Villa Maria looks to grow in the UK with launch of Italian Arneis variety

Published:  18 September, 2013

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Beautiful South tasting to return in 2014 after exceeding its 2013 targets

Published:  18 September, 2013

Organisers of the first Beautiful South tasting last week at London's Olympia, that brought together wines from Argentina, Chile and South Africa, claim the event surpassed its target figures and that the combined tasting will go ahead again next year.

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Independents head to London for SITT Autumn

Published:  17 September, 2013

Independents from across the on and off-trades will be heading to London today for the Specialist Importer Trade Tasting (SITT) where they will have the chance to meet close to 60 exhibitors at the Royal Horticulture Halls between 10:30 am and 6 pm.

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Bleeding Heart celebrates 30 years in business with food and wine at 1983 prices

Published:  17 September, 2013

It's time to dig out those old Wham T-shirts and head down to the Bleeding Heart Restaurant in London where you can help its owners, Robert and Robyn Wilson, celebrate 30 years in business with wine and food at 1983 prices, including wines by the glass at just 95p each.

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Social Media Week to dedicate a day to communications within the drinks industry

Published:  17 September, 2013

Social Media Week, which will be held between September 23-27 in cities across the world, will include a day of events in London focused on the drinks business in the UK and how it is using communications, particularly around Champagne, to engage with consumers.

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