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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and prospects for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014

The wine regions of the world closed out 2013 with some clear winners like South Africa, which reported record exports, and New Zealand, which just entered into a new trade agreement with Taiwan. But countries including Argentina and Australia faced big challenges. We take a look at how the world's major wine regions fared in 2013 and look at their prospects for 2014.

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Wine's winners and losers in 2013 and predictions for 2014

Published:  14 January, 2014
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Origin Wine strengthens Old World portfolio with Spanish distribution deal

Published:  29 November, 2013

Origin Wine has strengthened its portfolio of Old World wines by signing a distribution agreement with Alvisa the Spanish winery.

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James McKenna to switch from Codorniu to Mentzendorff

Published:  30 October, 2013

James McKenna is to join Mentzendorff & Co as sales director in the new year.

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EWGA announces double-digit distribution growth for Bodega Riojanas

Published:  28 October, 2013

Lancashire-based independent wholesaler EWGA, has announced a 40% increase in distribution for its brand Bodega Riojanas since it took over from Boutinot earlier in the year.

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Wine industry's inability to understand consumers is "preventing" many from liking wine

Published:  28 October, 2013

The wine industry is "preventing" the average consumer from fully "understanding and liking" wine as it has no idea how to communicate with them, according to Tim Hanni MW speaking at the Digital Wine Communications Conference this weekend.

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Trade flocks to inaugural Wines from Rioja tasting

Published:  16 October, 2013

The inaugural Wines from Rioja Trade Tasting, which was held last week at the OXO2, attracted more than 600 people to the largest collection of Rioja wines ever shown under one roof in the UK.

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Q&A: Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio, Iberiandrinks

Published:  30 September, 2013

With an expanding portfolio, Iberiandrinks is intent on conquering all corners of the UK. Patricia Langton talks to its founders, Diego Somoza and Esperanza Asencio.

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London to host a day to celebrate 25 years of Albariño

Published:  20 September, 2013
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UK's best Spanish wine players celebrated in Harpers' Spanish Wine Awards

Published:  16 September, 2013

Waitrose, The Wine Society, Cambridge Wine Merchants, Camino Group and Matthew Clark were some of the stand out winners in Harpers inaugural Spanish Wine Awards to celebrate the best operators in the Spanish wine category in the UK.

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Country report: Spain

Published:  06 September, 2013
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New speakers lined up for Digital Wine Communications Conference in Rioja

Published:  31 August, 2013

New speakers have been added to the impressive line-up of panellists for the renamed Digital Wine Communications Conference (DWCC), formerly knon as the EWBC, which is to be held in Rioja, Spain, between October 25- 27.

 

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More speakers lined up for Digial Wine Conference in Rioja

Published:  30 August, 2013

Further speakers have been added to the line-up for the Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in Rioja, Spain between October 25-27.

 

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The 2013 harvest begins in France and Spain

Published:  21 August, 2013

This week marks the start of the 2013 harvest in Europe, with the vineyards in Tenerife, Spain in the Canary Islands and Roussillon region in France, reports wine-searcher.com.

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Q&A: Richard Cochrane, Félix Solís UK

Published:  16 August, 2013

Bibendum's former trading director is to spearhead Félix Solís's new UK office. He tells Shirley Kumar why the direct model can offer efficiency and economies of scale to the UK

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Codorníu announces death of David Edwards of Codorníu Raventós

Published:  14 August, 2013

Codorníu has announed that David Edwards, of Codorníu Raventós, has died having contracted a post-operative infection following a heart transplant.

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Judges lined up for Wines of Spain Awards 2013

Published:  13 August, 2013
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Pancho Campo hosts European food and wine show

Published:  08 August, 2013
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Codorníu adds to limited-edition bottle range

Published:  30 July, 2013

Cava producer Codorníu has announced the addition of two themed bottles to its limited-edition range.

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Grape grower appointed Rioja DOCa president

Published:  23 July, 2013

A grape grower has been appointed president of the Rioja DOCa control board. This is the first time in the DOCa's 88-year history that the presidency has been held by a grape grower.

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