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Hatch Mansfield and Louis Jadot support the on-trade with Bike to Care

Published:  31 March, 2022

In support of the challenging times faced by the on-trade, Hatch Mansfield and Maison Louis Jadot are standing – or cycling – shoulder to shoulder for the inaugural Bike to Care en Bourgogne.

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Wine Importers 'looks to future' with management reshuffle

Published:  02 February, 2022

Scotland-based distributor Wine Importers, part of the Murray Capital Group, has announced key changes to its top team, anticipating “growing demand as the economy fully reopens”.

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Ex-Accolade alumni Ade McKeon joins Blackfish Brands

Published:  19 January, 2022

Blackfish brands have welcome former Accolade Wines boss, Ade McKeon, into their governing board as non-executive director.

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Graham Beck appoints new cellar master

Published:  19 January, 2022

South African sparking wine brand Graham Beck has appointed Pierre de Klerk as their new chef de cave, replacing the incumbent Pieter Ferreira, who has been promoted to the role of chief operating officer.

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Waitrose expands bulk buying team

Published:  19 January, 2022

The UK's leading supermarket retailer of premium wines has appointed Barry Dick MW to its BWS bulk buying team.

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St James Bar announces new head bartender

Published:  18 January, 2022

One of London's most iconic addresses has appointed Angelo Sparvoli as its new head bartender, joining the team at Sofitel London St James hotel.

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WSET returns to mainland China

Published:  05 January, 2022

After almost 12 months of suspending its educational activities in China, the WSET confirmed today (January 5) that it has received state approval to resume teaching.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Harpers

Published:  22 December, 2021

With Christmas almost upon us and 2022 chasing up behind, the Harpers team would like to wish all in the drinks trade a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Chapel Down makes changes to executive leadership team

Published:  01 December, 2021

Chapel Down, the Kent-based English wine producer, has announced further changes to its senior team which it said would make further strides towards its vision to be the “number one and most celebrated English winemaker”.

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Treasury Wine Estates unveils domestic violence pledge

Published:  25 November, 2021

Australian multinational Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a domestic and family violence (DFV) pledge, outlining its commitment to prevent and respond to any domestic and family violence that may be impacting its team members.

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Alliance Wine strengthens team with new appointments

Published:  06 October, 2021

Alliance Wine has revealed it has strengthened its business with two new appointments.

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Pernod Ricard to acquire The Whisky Exchange

Published:  21 September, 2021

French international Pernod Ricard has finalised an agreement to purchase a leading UK retailer of wines and spirits.

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Kingsland Drinks hires new head of marketing and insights

Published:  08 September, 2021

Industry stalwart Charles Overin has joined the Kingsland Drinks team, recruited to oversee the company's marketing strategy at the head office in Salford.

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Robinson sells JancisRobinson.com

Published:  31 August, 2021

Jancis Robinson has sold JancisRobinson.com to Recurrent Ventures, for an undisclosed sum.

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Frazer Thompson steps down from Chapel Down

Published:  02 August, 2021

Chapel Down has announced its succession plan after it was revealed that current CEO Frazer Thompson will be stepping down from the role after 20 years.

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Graft expands sales team as it returns to London

Published:  24 June, 2021

The Graft Wine Company has appointed two new sales people, while also reopening a London office.

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Journey’s End Foundation reaches milestone of 500,000 charitable meals

Published:  10 June, 2021

Stellenbosch based winery Journey’s End has surpassed the remarkable milestone of providing 500,000 free meals to their local community with the aim of serving up one million meals by the end of 2021.

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Draycott to take helm at Gonzalez Byass UK

Published:  26 April, 2021

Melissa Draycott has been appointed MD of González Byass UK, effective from 1 September 2021, taking over the roll from Martin Skelton.

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Webinar: Tackling the on-trade staffing crisis

Published:  09 March, 2021

Most would agree that quality staff are the lifeblood of customer-facing food and drink businesses. But, with the ongoing staffing crisis further exacerbated by Covid and Brexit, good team members – front and back of house – are proving harder to find as hospitality venues move towards reopening.

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Success for Manchester hybrid as prohibition notice is revoked

Published:  04 February, 2021

Blossom Street Social has been allowed to open again after a prohibition notice prevented the hybrid business from operating as a retail outlet.

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