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Hungarian wines and spirits in spotlight at Malux spring tasting

Published:  05 February, 2016

Hungarian food-and-wine wine specialist Malux will be showcasing around 80 wines and spirits from 11 small, family producers at its spring London tasting in March.


Geoffrey Dean: Cyprus' quality-focused wines and developed tourism is winning a combination

Published:  15 December, 2015

Wine drinkers who love nothing better than unearthing a hidden gem should look no further than Cyprus.


Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.


Insights: Turkish wine producers look to the UK as a key export market

Published:  13 November, 2015

Justin Keay, discovers some exceptional wines at last month's Wines of Turkey tasting and explores why more Turkish producers are looking at the UK as critical export market.


Analysis: Emerging regions making headway in the UK

Published:  07 August, 2015

Consumers are increasingly demanding unique wine experiences, creating an opportunity for lesser-known regions to grow in the UK market. Discover some of them ahead of next month's Emerging Regions Tasting.


Romanian wine supplier predicts rise of indigenous grapes following supermaket boost

Published:  27 May, 2015

A Romanian wine supplier that has increased UK exports tenfold in the past five years predicts a golden dawn for the country's wines after gaining listings for premium lines made with indigenous grapes.


Artisan wine fair RAW announces new Berlin venue, as international visitor numbers grow

Published:  14 April, 2015

The artisan wine fair, RAW is launching a new fair in Berlin later this year, to cater for an increasingly international clientele.


Pacta Connect to open more East European wine sites following success of Brighton store

Published:  11 March, 2015

Pacta Connect, specialist importers of central and Eastern European wines, is looking to open further retail outlets following the initial success of its first site situated in Brighton's recently renovated Open Market.


Red Squirrel Wines behind new trade initiative to promote Bulgarian wines

Published:  10 February, 2015

Independent wine merchant, Red Squirrel Wines, is behind a new initiative to put the spotlight on wines from Bulgaria with four days of events in March including a trade tasting at the Bulgarian Embassy on March 18.


Accolade Wines switches its European division from the UK to Poland

Published:  17 September, 2014

Accolade Wines is to run its European affairs from a new dedicated office in Warsaw, Poland rather than manage the operation from its UK headquarters.


Second Emerging Regions Tasting kicks off the 'Tasting Season'

Published:  04 September, 2014

Darrel Joseph explores up and coming wines from Macedonia

Published:  03 September, 2014

On August 31, I completed my most recent visit to the Republic of Macedonia, having sniffed and tasted my way through dozens of wines produced by nine of this Balkan country's top quality wineries. Over the course of those six days, my impressions were more vivid and my conclusions more solid than those I had made during any of my previous visits to the country, the last of which was in December 2012.  To sum it up, Macedonia's quality wines not only have gotten, but are getting better and better. The consistency, the expression of aromas and flavours, the freshness, the balance and harmony, the use of wood, the ageing potential - in other words, the absolute quality - are seriously there and keep notching upward.




Stock Spirits H1 sales hit by Polish duty hikes

Published:  28 August, 2014

Stock Spirits saw revenues fall by 10% to €137.7 million as a 15% hike in Polish excise duty hit consumption levels in the six months to June 30.


Lebanon and Brazil to offer specialist masterclasses at Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  19 August, 2014

Visitors to next month's Emerging Regions Tasting will get the chance to take part in two specialist masterclasses and discover more about Lebanese and Brazilian wines.


EU and US sanctions unlikely to harm the Russian Vodka industry

Published:  14 August, 2014

Caroline Gilby MW explores Central and Eastern European wines

Published:  12 August, 2014

Caroline Gilby MW analyses why the wines and key growing regions of  Central and Eastern Europe are finally taking  their place on the world wine stage.


Bulgaria's Yakata group strives to change the country's wine image

Published:  11 August, 2014

Bulgaria is looking to promote itself as a very different kind of wine-producing country than it was 30 years ago and it seems to be attracting the right level of investment and interest to potentially change its image in the UK wine trade.


Wine not expected to be affected by Russian sanctions

Published:  07 August, 2014

The rising political tensions between the EU and Russia and the subsequent sanctions against the country may not have an impact on EU wine imports.


One in four Russian men die by 55 due to alcohol

Published:  03 February, 2014

A collaborative study between Russia, Oxford University and the World Health Organisation found that 25% of all Russian men die before the age of 55 primarily due to over consumption of alcohol, particularly vodka.


Russia could be "big prize" for wine sector says tobacco chief

Published:  04 December, 2013

The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.