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Wine merchants launch Orpens cider with help of winemaker Bruce Jack

Published:  20 May, 2014

Two Irish wine merchants are launching craft cider Orpens into the UK market, with the help of renowned South African winemaker Bruce Jack.

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Barwell & Jones beefs up sales and marketing teams

Published:  20 May, 2014

Wine agency Barwell & Jones has boosted its sales and marketing teams in order to drive growth.

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Sunday Times Rich List reveals wealthiest families in the wine and spirit trade

Published:  19 May, 2014

Laithwaite's owners Tony and Barbara Laithwaite saw their personal wealth increase by £23 million to £148 million in 2014, after a £60 million decline last year, according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2014.

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Louis Latour Agencies boosts its London sales team

Published:  19 May, 2014

Louis Latour Agencies has boosted its London sales team with the appointment of David Hargreaves and Sophie Cruise.

 

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Cloudy Bay's David Hohnen links up with Off Piste Wines to produce Bordeaux wine

Published:  19 May, 2014

 

Cloudy Bay founder and Australian winemaker, David Hohnen, has linked up with UK distributor, Off Piste Wines, to make their own exclusive wines in France.

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Free Run Wines to take on low alcohol wines from New Zealand producer, Selaks Wines

Published:  15 May, 2014

Free Run Wines, the UK off-trade wine supplier, is to distribute a new low alcohol, 9% abv, wine from New Zealand producer, Selaks Wines, which will be introduced along with the rest of the winery's UK range to the trade at next month's London Wine Fair.

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Tio Pepe sherry sign returns to Madrid skyline

Published:  15 May, 2014

Following a three year absence, the iconic Tio Pepe sign that dominated Madrid's Puerta del Sol skyline has been returned to its rooftop home.

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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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