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Smaller wineries now selling more than half of wine direct to consumer

Published:  28 October, 2014

Smaller Australian, South African and New Zealand wineries are now selling more than half of their wines direct to consumer.


Bulk wine market sluggish as 2014 harvest ends, says Ciatti

Published:  14 October, 2014

As the 2014 harvest draws to a close, the bulk wine market remains sluggish, with plentiful stocks available in most markets, says the latest report from Ciatti. 


Buyers should beware of storm damage when sourcing New Zealand's 2014 wines

Published:  30 September, 2014

New Zealand's 2014 vintage resulted from "near perfect" conditions, but winemakers have warned buyers to take care as some Marlborough estates battled to harvest before Cyclone Ita hit.   


The Harrow's Roger Jones follows Heston Blumenthal by taking his restaurant offer overseas

Published:  22 September, 2014

Heston Blumenthal is not the only British Michelin-starred chef to be taking his restaurant overseas in the new year as Rojer Jones is set to travel to South Africa to embark on a restaurant tour with his award-winning The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.


Jackson Estate's Matt Patterson-Green showcases his Kiwi wines at Chiltern Firehouse

Published:  17 September, 2014

"I believe Marlborough will be known for producing the best Pinot Noir over time," declares Matt Patterson Green, winemaker of Jackson Estate. In his glass is one expression, Vintage Widow 2012, named, he says, "after women who lose their men to the vineyards..."


New firm North South Wines ramps up activity

Published:  16 September, 2014

Newly-created North South Wines is planning to boost its team as it gets ready for a series of product launches in the coming months.


Let's cheer Warren Adamson on his final push to John O'Groats for the Benevolent

Published:  12 September, 2014

If you've had a tough week of tastings, meetings and trips out to the Wines of the Beautiful South then spare a thought for Craggy Range's Warren Adamson who is currently in to day seven of a nine day bike ride between Land's End and John O'Groats.


Seckford Agencies toasts sales growth

Published:  12 September, 2014

Seckford Agencies has seen sales grow by 10 to 15% in the past year, says director David Cartwright.


Ex-Ehrmanns directors form new wine distribution company

Published:  09 September, 2014

Three high profile UK wine professionals, including two former Ehrmanns directors, have launched their own distribution company in partnership with three wineries, including De Bortoli wines, which is closing its UK office as a result.


New Zealand's export wine sales grow 10%

Published:  21 August, 2014

New Zealand's wine industry has seen export sales rise 10% in the past year as sales hit a new record of NZ$1.33 billion.


New Zealand's Mission estate eyes UK growth

Published:  05 August, 2014

New Zealand's Mission Estate is targeting UK growth in the independent and on-trade sectors with the appointment of its first UK business development manager.


David Babich on how carefully matched food helps bring his wines alive

Published:  10 July, 2014

David Babich, general manager of the family-owned Babich Wines, which reaped its first vintage in Auckland's Henderson Valley in 1916, along with Dinah Kinnear, sales manager for Europe, introduced their wine range at a special event hosted by UK distributor, PLB, at London's Underground Cookery School.


New Zealand scholarship up for grabs for UK wine professionals

Published:  07 July, 2014

UK wine professionals with a hankering for the New Zealand way of life could see their dreams come true by winning a scholarship to Marlborough.


Bulk Pinot Grigio stocks tighten, says Murphy Wine Company

Published:  03 July, 2014

Australian wineries face selling wines at a loss in 2014

Published:  03 July, 2014

Australian wineries face selling their wines at a loss this year if prices fall below current levels, given high costs of grapes and production in 2014, warns top wine broker.


Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa says UK is top priority

Published:  19 June, 2014

Fledgling New Zealand wine brand Te Pa is aiming to harvest a million plus cases per year within the next five to 10 years and is targeting the UK first.


New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest up 29% on last year

Published:  11 June, 2014

Official figures for New Zealand's 2014 grape harvest show it has increased by almost one third on last year.


Kingsland shakes up business model with wider branded offer

Published:  05 June, 2014

Kingsland is shaking up its business with plans to launch fruit-flavoured wines, make brands more accessible to younger customers and offer deeper consumer insights.


Sam Neill and Nigel Greening on what makes a great Pinot Noir producer

Published:  02 June, 2014

Two of New Zealand's leading Pinot Noir producers, Sam Neill of Two Paddocks and film star fame, and Nigel Greening of Felton Road, set out at a special tasting last week in London what it is that has drawn them in to trying to create award Pinot Noir from the Central Otago.


Air New Zealand to help New Zealand Winegrowers promote wine tourism

Published:  28 May, 2014

New Zealand Winegrowers has linked up with Air New Zealand in the hope of raising its profile as a key destination for wine tourism