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On-trade lost out during the lot hot summer, says WSTA report

Published:  06 September, 2013

The long hot summer has proved to be a real test for the on-trade with alcohol sales down by 6% over the last 12 weeks, according to the latest Wine and Spirit Trade Associationmarket report.

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Eight new Masters of Wine have been announced

Published:  06 September, 2013

Eight new Masters of Wine have been announced taking the total number of MWs around the world to 312 in 24 countries.

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Call for trade to show support for wines from Lebanon

Published:  06 September, 2013
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Enter Story Headline

Published:  05 September, 2013
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Key global wine trends and winnners and losers in 2013-2014

Published:  05 September, 2013

Erin Smith takes a look at the overall trends influencing the wine industry and looks ahead to who are the likely winners and losers from a changing global economic picture.

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Exclusive: Domaine Bargylus reveals what life is like as Syria's only winery

Published:  05 September, 2013

"It makes me very sad that I can't go there," says French oenologist consultant Stephane Derenoncourt speaking from Beirut yesterday. "You have no idea what is like to make wines by [looking at] photographs, and emails and receiving grapes [samples] by taxi. This is not how it is supposed to be done, but this is our baby. We started from scratch and now we are working with exciting terroir that will one day be famous all over the world. I know these wines can age and I want to be able to taste the war vintage in 15 years."

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Casillero del Diablo partners Meatopia

Published:  05 September, 2013

Chilean wine brand Casillero del Diablo is to be the official wine partner of Meatopia - the festival of BBQ and smoking, set to take place in London at Tobacco Dock on Saturday 7 September.

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Media executive Lord Black to deliver WSTA conference keynote speech

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive, Lord Black of Brentwood, will deliver the keynote address at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association Conference looking at how the media industry has responded to the threat of government intervention and regulation.

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Media executive Lord Black to deliver keynote speech at WSTA conference

Published:  04 September, 2013

Newspaper executive Lord Black will deliver the keynote speech on how an industry needs to respond from potential government regulation at this month's annual Wine & Spirit Trade Association conference.

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Naked Wines looks to raise £3m through new bonds scheme

Published:  04 September, 2013

On the heels of securing an additional £6.4 million from one of its major shareholders, Naked Wines hasannounced it will be issuing Naked Fine Wine Bonds in an effort to raise a further £3m.

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Durham cricket chief buys Newcastle Local Wine School

Published:  04 September, 2013

David Harker, chief executive of Durham County Cricket Club (DCCC), has bought the Newcastle Local Wine School from founder Chris Powell who has built the business up in to a network of franchised schools around the country.

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Mateus Rosé to be distributed by Stevens Garnier

Published:  03 September, 2013

Mateus Rosé is to switch UK distributor from First Drinks Brands to Stevens Garnier.

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Stevens Garnier makes two appointments

Published:  03 September, 2013

UK wine agency Stevens Garnier has appointed two new senior national account managers.

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Adelaide all set for Australia's biggest wine conference

Published:  03 September, 2013

Up to 750 guests from around the world are expected to fly in to Adelaide later this month for Savour Australia for what organisers are claiming is "the most comprehensive exploration of Australian wine ever undertaken".

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ProWine sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  03 September, 2013

ProWein's Shanghai-based event ProWine has sold out of exhibition space according to the organisers.

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Morrisons appoints wine sourcing manager

Published:  03 September, 2013

Morrisons has appointed former Waitrose wine buyer Katie Mollet to the role of wine sourcing manager.

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Gusbourne Estate to float after £7m takeover

Published:  03 September, 2013

Gusbourne Estate is to join the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange, following a £7 million takeover.

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Conviviality Retail buys Wine Rack for £1.65m

Published:  02 September, 2013

Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail has purchased Wine Rack for £1.65 million.

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Trade gears up for Savour Australia 2013

Published:  02 September, 2013

Seven-hundred and fifty guests have signed up for wine conference Savour Australia, which will take place from September 15-18 in Adelaide.

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First wine car boot sale takes place in London on September 1

Published:  31 August, 2013

The first wine car boot fair is set to take place tomorrow in London which if successful could see similar events taking place in car parks and other suitable venues across the capital.

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