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English wine initiative reaches 13 million consumers

Published:  17 April, 2020

The #theBIGenglishwinegoodfriday initiative has been hailed an "unmitigated success" by English and Welsh wineries, reaching 13 million consumers.  

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Black Chalk tweet evolves into support initiative for English wine industry

Published:  03 April, 2020

Black Chalk winemaker Jacob Leadley has inadvertently started a support initiative for the English wine industry.

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Chapel Down says “very well placed” to weather the crisis but temporarily stops beer production

Published:  01 April, 2020

Chapel Down has said it believes it is “very well placed to weather the crisis and thrive in the aftermath”, but has temporarily closed its beer and cider arm, Curious Brewery.

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Friday Read: UK wineries battle coronavirus crisis with British determination

Published:  20 March, 2020

Rapidly slowing exports, a pivoting to direct to consumer sales as on-trade sales stall and vineyards on lock down – such is the picture of the UK wine industry today as it grapples with the ongoing disruption from the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19).

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WineGB to exhibit as ‘major generic body’ at LWF

Published:  27 January, 2020

WineGB has announced it will exhibit at this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) as a major generic body for the first time.

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WineGB welcomes MPs' support for UK wineries

Published:  07 October, 2019

WineGB has welcomed the move from a number of MPs for more support for the UK’s small vineyards.

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Working in harmony

Published:  10 September, 2019

English and Welsh vineyards are joining forces to promote their wines and are on track to meet an export value of £350m in 20 years’ time. Lisa Riley reports

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Wine GB optimistic it will hit ambitious export estimate

Published:  04 September, 2019

Wine GB has said it is confident it will hit its estimated £350m export target set for 2040 as exports doubles, albeit from a small platform.

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Harpers 2019 England Wine Stars Awards to be revealed at Wine GB tasting

Published:  02 September, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Harpers England Wine Stars Awards are set to be unveiled at the Wine GB annual trade and press tasting event this Wednesday.

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Saving graces

Published:  29 August, 2019

As businesses large and small focus on long-term sustainability goals, Lucy Britner goes back to basics to find out what practical measures producers are taking to ensure their socio-economic and environmental longevity

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Sam Linter takes on director role at Wine GB

Published:  21 August, 2019

Wine GB has announced that Bolney Wine Estate’s Sam Linter has been appointed as director of the company.

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Sustainable British winemakers to unite under WineGB banner

Published:  26 July, 2019

A new initiative created with the aim of supporting UK growers and winemakers in their efforts to produce sustainable wines has been given an official name.

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Wine GB moves annual tasting to the autumn

Published:  01 July, 2019

Wine GB has moved its annual trade tasting from its traditional springtime to the autumn, with this year’s event taking place 4th September.

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Local heroes abroad: GB wine exports rise

Published:  08 May, 2019

English and Welsh wines are on a real roll, and not just at home. Exports are expected to rise significantly over the next few years, reports Lisa Riley

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Sustainability accreditation in the works for UK wine

Published:  26 April, 2019

A new sustainability and climate change mitigation scheme for the UK wine industry could be complete by the end of the year.

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Parkinson steps down as WineGB CEO

Published:  08 April, 2019

David Parkinson is to step down as chief executive officer of WineGB.

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Sales of English and Welsh wine double in 2018

Published:  06 March, 2019

The English and Welsh wine industry produced a record-breaking amount of wine last year thanks to a frost-free spring and a long, mostly dry summer.

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WineGB celebrates ‘turning point’ on back of record 2018 vintage

Published:  01 February, 2019

The gathering momentum of the English and Welsh wine industry was much in evidence on Thursday night at a packed gala dinner at London’s Vintners’ Hall.

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Things hotting up for English wine following record-breaking summer

Published:  12 October, 2018

Producers are calling 2018’s harvest the “harvest of the century” after unusually warm climes descended on Britain this summer and autumn.

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Curious signs up as first wine harvest sponsor

Published:  20 September, 2018

Curious Brewery, owned by English winemaker Chapel Down, has signed a deal to sponsor the wine harvest.

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