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2021 Events guide

Published:  20 January, 2021

James Lawrence rounds up the highlights of the coming year’s events calendar

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Caribbean Export looks to unlock UK opportunity

Published:  30 October, 2020

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) is gearing  up to launch its first virtual event to tap increasing thirst for the spirit across Europe, including the UK, as  highlighted in a new report release by the body today. 

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Paving the way back to tasting

Published:  22 September, 2020

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Vinexpo and Comexposium unveil new joint venture

Published:  16 September, 2020

Vinexpo and Comexposium have unveiled details of their new joint venture, named Vinexposium, which was first announced in January.

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Adding colour to wine

Published:  26 August, 2020

September will see the launch of The Colour of Wine, the first in a three part online series of events aimed at raising awareness of the contribution of people of colour in the drinks trade.

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The Drinks Trust supports freelance event and festival bar professionals

Published:  19 August, 2020

The Drinks Trust has launched an intiative to support freelance event and festival bar professionals, a group of workers omitted by the government’s furlough and self-employed support schemes.  

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Taittinger partners with D&D

Published:  10 August, 2020

Champagne Taittinger has announced a new partnership with restaurant group D&D.

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Welsh Wine Week to launch with online tasting

Published:  23 July, 2020

Welsh Wine Week will launch with an online tasting led by wine experts Charlie Womersley and Oz Clarke OBE, who will be joined by iconic Welsh performer Max Boyce.

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Sensible partners Borough for sample rebottling service

Published:  02 July, 2020

The now familiar mini-samples of wine that arrive ahead of virtually-hosted tastings have been made available through a joint Sensible Wine Services and Borough Wines partnership.

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CapeWine 2021 postponed

Published:  15 June, 2020

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has announced that CapeWine has been moved from its planned slot in September 2021 to October 2022.

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In spitting distance of Covid-19

Published:  15 June, 2020

At the onset of the ongoing global pandemic, traditional on-trade channels saw sales fall to zero overnight. But what about the wider drinks trade and the interactions within it? Jo Gilbert asks if it's time to reassess tried – and maybe tired – formulas?

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Wine GB calls on trade to get behind virtual English Wine Week

Published:  05 June, 2020

Wine GB has called on the trade to get behind its newly launched virtual format of English Wine Week, which will take place from 20 to 28 June.

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Germany

Published:  29 April, 2020

In the last of our current series on the generic bodies and their activities in relation to the pandemic and lockdown, Andrew Catchpole talks to Nicky Forrest, MD of Phipps, representing Wines of Germany.

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wine Australia

Published:  21 April, 2020

In the third of our series on responses of the generic bodies to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Laura Jewell MW, regional general manager, Wine Australia UK & Europe

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Casual Dining cancelled as venue converted to hospital

Published:  30 March, 2020

This year’s Casual Dining and Commercial Kitchen events are the latest to be cancelled in the wake of coronavirus (Covid-19).

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CIVB postpones inaugural Bordeaux Day

Published:  20 March, 2020

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) has postponed its inaugural Bordeaux Day due to coronavirus (Covid-19).  

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Coronavirus: Drinks trade disruption deepens as more events cancelled or postponed

Published:  16 March, 2020

As central banks around the world coordinate to fight the economic impact of coronavirus (Covid-19), the drinks trade is already feeling the impact of the crisis, with the postponement of events being the most visible effect.

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Q&A: Anne-Catherine Vigouroux, French Wine Discoveries

Published:  14 January, 2020

Founder of Wine 4 Trade Anne-Catherine Vigouroux outlines to James Lawrence what visitors can expect from the French Wine Discoveries 2020 tasting on January 21, and the opportunities for French producers in a post-Brexit Britain

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Harpers launches Think Spirits

Published:  13 January, 2020

The launch on 28 April of Think Spirits will bring together several of Harpers Think events under the one roof, including Think Gin, Think Rum, Think Agave and Think Whisk(e)y, plus the newly launched Think Vodka, at St Mary's Church, London.

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Vinexpo and Comexposium join forces

Published:  08 January, 2020

Leading global wine event organisations Vinexpo and Comexposium are to join forces in a new body.

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