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TWE trials robotic help to optimise yield prediction

Published:  14 June, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is embracing robotic help in a bid to optimise yield prediction in wine grapes, and to improve autonomous crop spraying with the use of robots, as part of a three-way trial.

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Enjoying the great outdoors

Published:  26 May, 2021

With some restrictions easing but others still in place, drinks companies are capitalising on practical solutions to outdoor drinking, as Lisa Riley reports.

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LWF: Wine yet to see accelerated demand for no/low

Published:  19 May, 2021

Wine has yet to see an accelerated demand for the no/low alcohol space unlike spirts and beer, which have both gathered pace in recent years.

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TWE targets on-trade with ethical wine brand

Published:  04 May, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launches a premium sustainable wine brand exclusively for the on-trade.

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Five minutes with Mickaël Alborghetti

Published:  04 May, 2021

The co-founder of ethical Bordeaux wine distributor Ethic Drinks, grandson of a Burgundian winegrower and son of an environmental activist, tells Lisa Riley the story of the start-up

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Garçon secures £670K investment

Published:  27 April, 2021

Garçon Wines has secured £670,000 of investment in parent company Delivering Happiness Limited. 

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Rioja unveils strategic five-year plan

Published:  14 April, 2021

The Consejo Regulador DOCa of Rioja has unveiled an ambitious five-year strategic plan aimed at boosting the region's sustainability credentials, driving wine tourism and increasing exports.

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Diageo collaborates on sustainable glass bottle trial

Published:  08 April, 2021

Diageo has collaborated in a pilot project to pioneer the lowest carbon footprint glass bottles ever produced for a Scotch whisky brand.

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Ethical winemaking in South America: A new world

Published:  01 April, 2021

James Lawrence looks at the South American wineries championing biodiversity and giving back to the vineyards.

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Garçon appoints Angela Mount as supermarket advisor

Published:  31 March, 2021

Garçon Wines has appointed ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount to the role of supermarket advisor as part of plans to accelerate its potential in the UK. 

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Ethical Bordeaux wine distributor sets sights on UK

Published:  24 March, 2021

An ethical Bordeaux wine distribution start-up has announced its ambition to launch in the UK.

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Lights, camera, sustainable action!

Published:  18 March, 2021

With sustainability now on legislative and commercial agendas worldwide, the gap between corporate environmental responsibility and consumer buy-in is beginning to narrow – though perhaps not fast enough, finds Jo Gilbert

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NZ: Selling sustainability

Published:  15 March, 2021

Clean and green but far from its markets, New Zealand is pushing for greater understanding around shipping-related emissions, as Andrew Catchpole reports.

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New UMVGB president calls for post-Covid preparation

Published:  02 March, 2021

Albéric Bichot, who has been elected president of the Union des Maisons de Vins de Grande Bourgogne (UMVGB) has called for the industry to prepare for the Post-Covid world. 

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New Zealand: Growth in the face of adversity

Published:  24 February, 2021

Against all the odds, New Zealand wines have continued to thrive and gain recognition in markets around the world. Andrew Catchpole reports on a remarkable achievement

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Villa Maria launches first organic range

Published:  24 February, 2021

Villa Maria has unveiled its first organic range as part of its commitment to converting 100% of its company vineyards to be organically managed by 2030. 

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Accolade backs Scotland’s DRS

Published:  22 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has announced its support for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) as a founding partner. 

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UK glass manufacturer creates 'world’s most sustainable glass bottle'

Published:  09 February, 2021

Glass container manufacturer Encirc has create what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle. 

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SA’s Bosman Family Vineyards bolsters European team

Published:  08 February, 2021

South Africa’s Bosman Family Vineyards has bolstered its sales capacity in the European and African markets with with two senior appointments.

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Absolut follows up 'paper' bottle launch with 60% recycled glass edition

Published:  01 February, 2021

Pernod Ricard’s flagship vodka brand, Absolut, has launched its latest limited-edition bottle made of 60% recycled glass, making it the brand’s most sustainable glass bottle to date. 

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