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Codorniu reaffirms commitment to UK market as search for new chief continues

Published:  15 May, 2014

Cava firm Codorníu Raventós says it is "100% committed" to the UK market in the wake of the departure of its managing director of 12 years, Nick Mantella.

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Matthew Clark ramps up wine training for sales teams

Published:  13 May, 2014

Matthew Clark is bumping up its wine training for its sales team as it looks to boost its wine sales and credentials.

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Matthew Clark's Simon Jerrome says suppliers need to work harder to make tastings must attend events

Published:  13 May, 2014

Wine suppliers need to completely rethink the way they organise trade tastings to keep them relevant to the changing demands of wine buyers, according to Simon Jerrome, wine purchasing director at Matthew Clark.

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Quinn Glass and Cobevco rebrand as Encirc

Published:  12 May, 2014

Quinn Glass and Cobevco have rebranded as a single entity - Encirc - and now offers glass manufacturing, filling, warehousing and logistics. 

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Growth in bulk wine shipping to slow, says JF Hillebrand boss

Published:  12 May, 2014

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Hallgarten Druitt to become a more insights and sales driven business

Published:  08 May, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt's decision to outsource its warehousing and bonding to LCB will allow it to concentrate on providing a far more insights driven business for its customers, according to managing director Andrew Bewes.

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German wine Black Tower partners with romcom film Walking on Sunshine

Published:  08 May, 2014

German wine brand Black Tower is getting behind British summer romantic comedy Walking on Sunshine.

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Russia's Legend of Kremlin vodka denies Ukraine tensions disrupted UK supply

Published:  07 May, 2014

Legend of Kremlin vodka has denied that tensions in Ukraine have disrupted its UK supply, saying instead it had a commercial disagreement with its distributor.

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Bottle Green poaches national account manager from Australian Vintage

Published:  06 May, 2014

Wine importer and distributor Bottle Green as appointed Russell Smith to senior national account manager, with responsibility for two national off-trade customers.

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UK bulk wine bottling set to increase

Published:  02 May, 2014

Four out of 10 bottles of wine in the UK are shipped in bulk and packaged here - but industry insiders say that figure is rising.

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Nick Mantella steps down as UK managing director of Codorniu

Published:  01 May, 2014

Nick Mantella has stepped down as managing director of sparkling wine company Codorniu UK after 12 years at the firm.

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Stevens Garnier to distribute Finca Flichman through Molson Coors

Published:  01 May, 2014

Stevens Garnier has appointed Molson Coors to distribute its Argentinian brand Finca Flichman in the on-trade.

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Farr Vintners to double fund raising efforts of Benevolent's Chris Porter

Published:  30 April, 2014

Farr Vintners has announced it will match whatever sum of money is raised by Benevolent  chairman, Chris Porter, as he embarks on his 'Around the Grounds in 14 Days' challenge to visit all  the 91 football league  grounds between May 12 and May 25.

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Organic wine firm Vintage Roots returns to growth

Published:  30 April, 2014

Organic wines supplier Vintage Roots has seen sales surge by 12% in the past nine months.

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Cellar Trends' sales director Malcolm Rigby retires

Published:  30 April, 2014

Cellar Trends' sales director Malcolm Rigby is to retire after a 15-year career at the drinks distributor.

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Jägermeister to leave Cellar Trends and set up its own UK distribution company

Published:  29 April, 2014

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Hallgarten outsources logistics to London City Bond

Published:  29 April, 2014

Hallgarten Druitt and Novum Wines has switched its in-house warehousing operations to London City Bond.

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Harpers Awards announces its finalists for 2014

Published:  28 April, 2014

Restaurants, bars, sommeliers, multiple grocers, drinks websites, independent wine merchants, suppliers and brand owners will all come together on June 2 in the hope of winning a trophy at the Harpers Awards 2014.

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BrewDog's co-founder James Watt attacks Portman Group and dismisses its rulings

Published:  28 April, 2014

 

Brewdog, the maverick Scottish brewery, has issued a stinging response to the Portman Group's ruling against the advertising for its Dead Pony Club pale ale. The company's co-founder, James Watt, has issued a strong statement where he sarcastically "apologises" for not "giving a shit" about what the Portman Group has said.

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Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling launches in Tesco Express

Published:  28 April, 2014

Germany's well-known Blue Nun Rivaner Riesling wine has grown its UK supermarket distribution with a Tesco Express listing at around 1,000 stores.

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