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The Wine Society creates new sustainability post

Published:  21 January, 2022

Leading online retailer The Wine Society has appointed Dom de Ville as its inaugural 'director of sustainability and social impact', adding a new strand to the organisation's executive team.

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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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Ehrmanns founder Peter Dauthieu passes away

Published:  07 January, 2022

The chairman and founder of import business Ehrmanns sadly died just before Christmas, aged 77.

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Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction achieves landmark sale

Published:  24 November, 2021

The 161st Hospices de Beaune Wine Auction has set a new world record, after €800,000 (£671,000) was bid for a barrel of Corton Renardes Grand Cru.

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Sherry Week’s global tasting jamboree hailed a success

Published:  19 November, 2021

With some 1,755 tastings, split 50:50 between physical and virtual events, International Sherry Week (8-14 Nov) drew in participants from some 27 countries this year, being the biggest global celebration of the region’s wines.

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South of France to open new somm school

Published:  03 November, 2021

The Roussillon region is to host what is described as a “unique training centre” for sommeliers, planned to open in September 2022.

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González Byass named ‘Best Spanish Winery of the Decade’

Published:  28 October, 2021

González Byass has become the “Best Spanish Winery of the Decade” according to a Spanish Association of Journalists and Writers.

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Over 100 vinous gems take centre stage at inaugural Sud De France tasting

Published:  26 October, 2021

Over 100 wines, including Armagnac, from the southern French Region of Occitanie, will be showcased at a wine tasting in London this month, focusing in the region's litte-known wines. 

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Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino three new Caballeros

Published:  25 October, 2021

Three new Caballeros have been invested into the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOVC).

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Indigo Wine adds new producers to portfolio

Published:  21 October, 2021

Indigo Wine is adding a range of new producers to its portfolio, spanning some of the wine world’s most distant regions.

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Ventisquero appoints Les Caves de Pyrène as distributor for Tara label

Published:  21 October, 2021

Chilean producer Ventisquero Wine Estates (VWE) has appointed Les Caves de Pyrène as distributor for its Tara brand.

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Nyetimber unveiled as wine producer of the year

Published:  11 October, 2021

Nyetimber was unveiled as Wine Producer of the Year in the first-ever Tim Atkin MW England Special Wine Report.

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Côtes de Bordeaux to host virtual trade training event

Published:  06 October, 2021

A dedicated virtual trade training event to explore the wines of Côtes de Bordeaux is being held on 19 October 2021.

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Discovering the charms of Roussillon

Published:  06 October, 2021

As the home of France’s fortified sweet wines, with a dazzling array of soils and microclimates forming a vinous bridge between France and Spain, the Roussillon deserves to be recognised as a distinct region with its own unique identify. Jo Gilbert discovers a region ready to stand on its own two feet. In partnership with Wines of Roussillon

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Casa Real joins La Place

Published:  30 September, 2021

Chile’s Casa Real has become the latest New World producer to offer wine through La Place de Bordeaux, with its 2018 Reserva Especial marked for distribution via this high-end route to market with immediate effect.

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Three new Bordeaux estates join Bibendum Bordeaux project

Published:  20 September, 2021

Bibendum Wine has announced that three new top Bordeaux estates have joined its Bordeaux fine wine project, which was launched in partnership with négociant, Compagnie Medocaine, last year.

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Exton Park launches new 'multi vintage' Blanc de Blancs

Published:  16 September, 2021

Sparkling wine producer Exton Park has unveiled a new 100% Chardonnay cuvée based exclusively on reserve wines.

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Radford Dale buys Elgin Ridge

Published:  07 September, 2021

South African label Radford Dale has acquired Elgin Ridge, Elgin's only certified organic and biodynamic wine estate.

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Flint Wines adds Domaine de Lorient

Published:  06 September, 2021

Flint Wines has added Rhône Valley producer Domaine de Lorient to it burgeoning portfolio.

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Five minutes with Carine Bailleul, Champagne Castelnau

Published:  03 August, 2021

Having recently succeeded Elisabeth Sarcelet as Champagne Castelnau’s chef de caves, Carine Bailleul, who worked alongside Sarcelet since 2003, shares how her wine journey ended in Champagne with Lisa Riley

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