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Signature Wines calls on indies to put Macedonia on their radar

Published:  03 October, 2013

Signature Wines is looking to put Macedonian wine on the map through independent wine merchants in the UK as it builds up a portfolio of exclusive wines from the country.

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Croatia looks to build presence in UK

Published:  20 August, 2013

Vina Croatia has said it plans to harness its country's entry into the European Union to build a stronger presence in the UK.

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Enter Story Headline

Published:  09 August, 2013
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Croatia joining EU is double-edged sword for winemakers

Published:  19 July, 2013

With Croatia becoming the 28th member of European Union at the beginning of the month, new regulations are creating legal issues for winemakers, especially producers of pro?ek wine, reported the Irish Times.

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Anastasiia Burakovskikh analyses the key consumer trends in the Russian wine market

Published:  27 May, 2013

The Russian market is often regarded as unsophisticated by the international wine business media. But what if the reality is more interesting and complex than it seems?

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Douglas Blyde takes a trip to the wineries of Slovenia

Published:  30 April, 2013

Klemen Mle?nik fleetingly casts eyes to a clearing high in the densely-forested hills. There, a five metre high inscription made of stones proclaims 'TITO' in capitals. "Older people maintain it"...

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Very important producer: Leo Gracin, Croatia

Published:  19 April, 2013

The Gracin family winery in Croatia was founded in 2000 by Leo Gracin and his father Ante, and further established as...

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The World According To... Caroline Gilby MW

Published:  19 April, 2013

Has eastern Europe's time come round again? If you told me a year ago that a UK wine retailer could list a Romanian wine...

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Q&A: Viorel Garaz, director of the Moldova Wine Guild

Published:  19 April, 2013

Katherine Canfield talks to Viorel Garaz about Moldova's ambitions on the global wine market

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Romanian wine exports to UK in growth

Published:  05 April, 2013

Romanian Winegrowers has announced it will be returning to the London International Wine Fair this year, on the back of significant growth in exports of Romanian wine to the UK.

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Romanian Pinot 'surprisingly good' says Halewood

Published:  01 March, 2013

Halewood Romania has launched a "surprisingly good Pinot Noir campaign" in a bid to encourage the UK wine trade to look at the quality and value of its wine.

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Douglas Blyde has a taste of Croatia at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton

Published:  06 February, 2013

Pacta Connect's Trevor Long and Judith Burns, enthusiastic importers of quality Croatian wines from Umag to Pula, and also Slavonia and Dalmatia, invited Harpers to taste a tailored menu of British food and Croatian wines at the Cuthbert Pub & Kitchen, Brighton.

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I Heart launches Valentine's Day limited edition

Published:  21 January, 2013

With Christmas safely out the way, the next seasonal trade push is Valentine's Day and neatly jumping on that...

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Jochen Erler on leading wineries in southern Russia

Published:  28 December, 2012


Wine production and consumption in Russia have been through a turbulent history. Whilst it was vigorously...

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Geoffrey Dean reports back from the vineyards of Hungary

Published:  01 November, 2012

Despite what Peter Molnar, the general manager of leading Tokaj
winery, Patricius, described as the "one of the driest, if not the
driest, growing seasons for 100 years in Hungary",  the 2012 vintage
there looks like being an outstanding one. Although yields are down by
up to 40% in Tokaj, partly due to lack of rain but mainly thanks to a
vicious hailstorm in late July, consumers can start to get excited
about the potential quality.

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Emerging markets offer big opportunities

Published:  25 April, 2012

Drinks companies that abandon or ignore business opportunities in the UK and Western Europe do so at their peril...

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Romanian Winegrowers expands distribution

Published:  23 April, 2012

Romanian Winegrowers, is to expand its distribution across the UK with new listings from The Wine Society, Waitrose and...

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ProWein 2013 set to expand

Published:  12 March, 2012

ProWein, the international wine and spirits fair which took place in Düsseldorf last week, is expanding next year in Germany, and considering taking the fair overseas.

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Trade urged to support up-and-coming regions

Published:  26 January, 2012

Open-minded importers are urging major supermarkets and restaurants to get behind wines from emerging regions like Croatia, Slovenia and Moldova.

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Guala Closures buys fourth acquisition in 16 months

Published:  05 October, 2011

Guala Closures Group has just completed its purchase of a 70% stake in Polish aluminium drinks closures manufacturer DGS.

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