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Loire project promises ‘thousands of possibilities’ for Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  09 June, 2017

A long-term research and development project undertaken by Central Loire Valley Wines (BIVC) aimed at improving both the quality and variety of Sauvignon Blanc is close to fruition.

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Famille Helfrich to release first Margaux vintage

Published:  09 June, 2017

Famille Helfrich is to release the first vintage from its Margaux property - Château La Fortune.

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Ketel One signs deal as exclusive London Food Month spirits sponsor

Published:  09 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has partnered with London Food Month for its Ketel One vodka brand to be the sole spirits sponsor of the event. 

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D&D Wines: Angove’s five year battle to get paid

Published:  08 June, 2017

Many readers will recall the collapse of D&D Wines in 2012, leaving numerous wine suppliers from around the world owed large amounts of money for wine supplied. In such cases there is not usually much left for unsecured creditors once the liquidators have taken their fees. However, Australian producer Angove Family Winemakers was in an unusual position, which gave it a prospect of being paid in full. But Angove had to battle with D&D’s liquidators for nearly five years, and all the way to the UK Supreme Court, to obtain payment.

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Jascots strengthens team with former Enotria & Coe director

Published:  08 June, 2017

Jascots Wine Merchants has appointed Kent Barker as its new head of business development.

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Carson & Carnevale introduce portfolio at Brighton and London tastings

Published:  08 June, 2017

Well-known trade figure Christopher Carson is to unveil his updated portfolio of agency wines this Monday and Wednesday at events in Brighton and London.

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BrewDog predicts ‘beer-fueled’ victory for Jeremy Corbyn

Published:  08 June, 2017

BrewDog has predicted victory for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party in today’s General Election, based on the UK’s first ever poll of the British electorate powered by… beer.

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Simpsons Wine Estate embarks on wine tours

Published:  08 June, 2017

Simpsons Wine Estate is hoping to build on the growing excitement of English wine with a programme of wine tourism that will see the winery run regular vineyard tours.

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Southern Comfort receives ‘New Orleans’ makeover

Published:  07 June, 2017

Southern Comfort has gone back to its roots with a revamp focused on the whiskey’s connection to New Orleans.

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Nicolas Feuillatte blames global volume dip on poor UK performance

Published:  07 June, 2017

Nicolas Feuillatte has reported a 4% dip in global volume sales driven by the general UK market decline for Champagne.

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Lidl adds trio to Whisky collection

Published:  07 June, 2017

Lidl has extended its Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt collection with three new single malt editions – Speyside, Islay and Highland (rrp: £17.49).

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Jackson Estate opens state-of-the-art Pinot Noir winery

Published:  07 June, 2017

New Zealand wine producer Jackson Estate has opened its new state-of-the art Winery.

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Previous Proximo colleagues join forces to establish distribution and marketing agency

Published:  06 June, 2017

A new sales, distribution and marketing agency for spirits has been set up with a focus on helping smaller, premium suppliers.

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Origin brings Electric Sky single-serve wine brand to the UK

Published:  06 June, 2017

Origin Wine is poised to launch its Electric Sky wine brand in the UK in a bid to replicate its success in the US.

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Bancroft grows organic portfolio with acquisition of Mason & Mason Wines

Published:  06 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has acquired organic wine specialist Mason & Mason Wines for an undisclosed sum.

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Spirit revenues top beer for the first time

Published:  05 June, 2017

Sales of spirits brought more money to the Treasury than beer for the first time ever, according to the latest HMRC figures released this morning.

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Champagne Lanson expands with first organic fizz

Published:  05 June, 2017

Champagne Lanson is introducing its first certified organic Champagne at The Wimbledon Championships 2017.

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New Cape Origin designation to boost tourism link

Published:  05 June, 2017

South Africa’s Wine and Spirit Board has introduced a new Wine of Origin District for Cape Town, bringing 30 wineries together under the banner to boost international recognition.

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Bancroft signs up as exclusive distributor for Herència Altés

Published:  05 June, 2017

Bancroft Wines has secured a deal as the exclusive distributor for Terra Alta producer Herència Altés.

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Crown Cellars reveals new wine portfolio

Published:  02 June, 2017

Crown Cellars, the wine division of Carlsberg UK, has unveiled its 2017/18 wine portfolio, with a focus on Spain and Italy.

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