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Chile ramps up focus on innovation at London tasting

Published:  15 September, 2023

First time visitors to this year’s Wines of Chile annual tasting in London could be forgiven for thinking that this is a country in a permanent state of evolution, often operating at the fringes of established viticulture to drive a rolling agenda of innovation.


Wines of Spain announces dates for 2023 Annual Tastings

Published:  30 November, 2022

Wines from Spain has revealed dates and locations for its Annual Tastings next year. The first will be held in London on 28 February, with a northern event also taking place in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 13 March.


Canada’s cool climate calls at annual tasting

Published:  03 May, 2022

The annual Canada trade tasting returns to the UK on 10 & 11 May at Canada House in central London.


Chile goes long on ‘personality’ at annual London tasting

Published:  01 April, 2022

If the annual Wines from Chile tasting yesterday (31 March) is a fair yardstick of where the country is at, then this is an industry now more Citroën DS than Volvo estate, with sometimes quirky but increasingly successful and captivating innovation to the fore.


Beaujolais announces “positive” vintage

Published:  01 October, 2020

Inter Beaujolais has declared the 2020 vintage “positive”, with the region described as going from “strength to strength”. 


Wines from Spain London tasting postponed again

Published:  09 July, 2020

London’s annual Wines from Spain trade tasting has been pushed back once again, with its revised September date now pulled in the face of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.


Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines from Spain

Published:  20 April, 2020

In the second of a series focusing on how the UK’s generic bodies are dealing with the current crisis, we talk to Fernando Muñoz Naranjo, director, Foods and Wines from Spain.


Wines from Spain annual tasting to be held late September

Published:  26 March, 2020

Wine from Spain has announced its postponed annual tasting will take place 29 September this year at Sky Garden.  


Wines from Spain annual tasting postponed

Published:  13 March, 2020

Wines from Spain has announced that it will postpone its annual tasting. The event, planned to take place at Sky Garden on March 31 will be moved to a later date. 


NZ tasting: alternative styles playing expanding role in export growth

Published:  16 January, 2020

Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are among a slew of ‘alternative’ varieties and styles notching up a greater share of New Zealand’s collective wine exports, as “international appetite grows to expand the range”.


California pushes mid-range value at UK tasting

Published:  13 March, 2019

California Wines used its Essential California tasting yesterday (12 March) to swing the focus onto wines under £50 RRP, with an emphasis on the message of value for quality to the fore for the UK market.


NZ 200th anniversary focus turns to regionality after bumper UK year

Published:  17 January, 2019

The annual New Zealand trade tasting pushed a new focus on regionality at this year’s London event on 16 January, with the aim of furthering understanding of the country’s diversity of wine styles with restaurants and independent merchants.


Hampshire producers prepare for annual tasting

Published:  23 January, 2018

A group of seven leading Hampshire producers are on their to way to London once again in February for their annual tasting.


Liberty buoyant but cautions market will remain tough in 2018

Published:  17 January, 2018

A slowing economy, with falling on-trade sales, smaller lists and people drinking less is the predicted outlook for 2018, according to Liberty Wines managing director David Gleave MW.


New features and venue for annual NZ tasting

Published:  22 November, 2017

The New Zealand Winegrowers is to hold its Annual Trade Tasting in January at a new venue with a range of new features.


New venue and new look for Wines from Spain annual London tasting

Published:  13 November, 2017

The sweeping London views from the Sky Garden at the sky-scraping ‘Walkie-Talkie’ building in The City will form the backdrop to this year’s Wines from Spain tasting, announcing a new look and fresh format for the popular annual tasting.