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Australia: Looking up

Published:  29 January, 2024

With Australia seeking a premium boost, Andrew Catchpole asks if its classic or contemporary styles are best positioned to deliver an ‘Oz reset’ in the UK.


Austria: 100 years of Zweigelt

Published:  03 March, 2023

One hundred years on, Zweigelt is a variety that’s in tune with the times, writes David Kermode.


IWC Awards 2022: See the results

Published:  08 July, 2022

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) awards were announced on a fine summer’s evening last night at London’s Hurlingham Club, where the achievements of both on and off-trade were celebrated alongside a number of new award categories.


GCF adds Viña Las Niñas to its portfolio

Published:  06 June, 2022

Les Grands Chais de France (GCF) is continuing its international expansion programme with the recent acquisition of Viña Las Niñas in the Apalta region of Chile.

In addition to GCF’s 68 properties in France, the business has already extended its footprint in Europe with the purchase of Castillo de Aresan in Spain and Danubiana in Hungary.

Now GCF has made its first major international acquisition with Las Niñas, becoming an influential player in the Chilean wine industry. This move is part of GCF’s new strategic direction to expand its focus to that of a global wine producer with estates in premium wine regions around the world


France Report: The Rhône’s great whites

Published:  11 October, 2021

A fresher, technology-driven approach to white wine in the Rhône is helping producers in both the north and south of the region to find an audience, as Simon Woods reports.


IWC 2021 award winners revealed

Published:  30 June, 2021

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has revealed the winners of its much anticipated annual awards at its first in-person gala dinner this evening since the beginning of the pandemic.


IWC announces 2021 winners

Published:  17 May, 2021

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced the winners of its 2021 competition, with a haul of 6,800 medals being claimed across over 40 countries.


In tribute to Litmus Wines’ Mike Florence

Published:  21 April, 2021

Friends, family and colleagues have paid tribute today to Mike Florence of Litmus Wines, who has sadly passed away following a long battle with Myeloma.


Hattingley Valley releases first still wines

Published:  05 March, 2020

Hattingley Valley is officially broadening its stable of wines beyond sparkling with two new still wines soon to be released as part of a stand-alone range.


Helen McGinn promoted to co-chair of IWC

Published:  23 October, 2019

Helen McGinn, author of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club and drinks writer for the Daily Mail, has been promoted to co-chair of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).


Co-op unveils wines for Christmas

Published:  08 October, 2019

Co-op has added 25 new wines to its range in the run-up to Christmas.


Weeklong celebration of Japanese exports heads to London

Published:  16 September, 2019

Japan Week is launching in London next week, giving a spotlight to the uptick of Japanese wines, spirits and sakes across the capital.


Moving tribute to Gerard Basset crowns IWC Awards gala

Published:  10 July, 2019

The great and the good of the wine trade were out in full force last night to celebrate what turned out to be a memorable and also poignant IWC awards evening – thanks largely to a message from the late, great Gerard Basset, who was filmed accepting his lifetime achievement award at the end of the last year.


IWC Awards: champion wines and winemakers 2019

Published:  09 July, 2019

Highlights from the International Wine Challenge Awards


The week that was

Published:  10 May, 2019

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, here’s a review of the top online news, analysis, opinion and features.


England triumphs in IWC

Published:  10 May, 2019

England’s winemakers scooped 11 Gold, 50 Silver and 60 Bronze medals in the International Wine Challenge (IWC), placing it ninth in the medals table. Ten of England’s 11 Gold medals were awarded to sparkling wines.


IWC reveals Trophy winners

Published:  09 May, 2019

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has announced its 2019 Trophy winners.


IWC stickers boost sales by up to 700%

Published:  06 February, 2019

Bottles of wine labelled with foil stickers awarded by the International Wine Challenge (IWC) can sell seven times more than an identical bottle of wine with no sticker, a study by the IWC has revealed.


England sparkles in latest IWC round

Published:  28 November, 2018

Two English sparkling wines were awarded gold in the latest round of the International Wine Challenge (IWC).


WBWE goes to China

Published:  21 November, 2018

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has revealed it is set to hold its first exhibition in China next year.