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Vindependents poised to add spirits and beers to its portfolio

Published:  02 June, 2017

Vindependents, the drinks agency for independents run by independents, is going from strength to strength but the buying group is far from resting on its laurels.

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Bodega Argento’s Silvia Corti on going organic

Published:  01 June, 2017

Over her 13 years with Mendoza producer Bodega Argento, winemaker Silvia Corti has seen a number of major changes take place.

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Coates & Seely signs deal as Goodwood’s English fizz supplier

Published:  30 May, 2017

Coates & Seely has signed a deal as the exclusive English sparkling wine partner of Goodwood Racecourse. 

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Jerry Lockspeiser: What are we voting about on June 8th?

Published:  30 May, 2017

When we wake up on June 9th we will have a new parliament and a new Government, probably one that will last for the next five years.

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Mallorca's Wine Boom

Published:  26 May, 2017

A boom in wine in Mallorca has led the island’s producers to seek new export destinations including Britain. A new wave of multi-million euro investments in new vineyards and spectacular contemporary wineries, largely from outside investors, means there is a whole new generation of wine coming onto the market on the Mediterranean Island.

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LWF: Exton Park goes small with half-sized bottles

Published:  24 May, 2017

English sparkling wine producer Exton Park showcased its half-sized 37.5ml bottles of sparkling wines at this year's London Wine Fair (LWF).

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LWF: English wine producers reveal export focus

Published:  23 May, 2017

Bolney Wine Estate and Lyme Bay Winery are both gearing up to tap the popularity of English fizz abroad, with the former set to make its first move into Scandinavia and the latter poised to ‘significantly’ increase its acres as part of a new export strategy.

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Daniel Lambert: Outing Brexit's looming costs

Published:  20 May, 2017

Daniel Lambert of Daniel Lambert Wines calls for clarity on the likely levels of trade tariffs after 1 April 2019 and argues that the public should be told

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English Sparkling: Spotlight on potential

Published:  19 May, 2017

Jo Gilbert looks at what the future may hold for English sparkling wines at home and abroad

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How do we maintain quality as English sparkling grows?

Published:  19 May, 2017

The biggest recent headline for English sparkling wine (ESW) so far in 2017 has been the prediction that one million vines are going to be planted between the start and the end of the year.

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The LWF: A UK-focused event

Published:  18 May, 2017

Jo Gilbert looks ahead to the most important event in the trade calendar, now in its fourth year of consolidation since becoming a UK-focused fair

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Urban Bar gives classic wine measurer ‘much needed’ redesign

Published:  17 May, 2017

Barware design company Urban Bar has given the classic wine measure a ‘much-needed’ makeover.

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Be At One secures Bournemouth site

Published:  17 May, 2017

Cocktail bar group Be At One is set to open its second bar on the South Coast, in Bournemouth, as part of its national expansion strategy.

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The Wine Society 'click & collect' to improve flexibility

Published:  16 May, 2017

The Wine Society has introduced a ‘click & collect’ service that allows members to have their wine delivered straight to a local store.

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Simpsons Wine Estate launches first wine

Published:  16 May, 2017

A Kent vineyard has launched its first wine after planting its first vines in 2014.

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Guy Woodward: A love letter to Bordeaux. No, really…

Published:  15 May, 2017

“Ahh, so you’re the one who hates Bordeaux…” said the late, great Denis Dubourdieu when we were introduced. Bordeaux’s pre-eminent authority on white wines, Dubourdieu was a man used to having his reputation precede him. Me? Less so. As I told the master winemaker, though, I don’t hate Bordeaux. We were drinking white Haut-Brion at the time, after all. But, as I also told him – and put into print as often as I could get away with at Decanter – I do hate its arrogance, its prices, and the nauseating esteem in which it is held by those old enough to know better.

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Vertical ambition

Published:  15 May, 2017

Effective range hierarchy is crucial in a world where shelf space is in short supply, meaning the justification of premium listings is paramount for suppliers. Angela Mount reports

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Santa Rita creates new UK business role

Published:  15 May, 2017

South American wine company Santa Rita Estates has created a new role to reinforce its “commitment” to the UK market.

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Bellwether to tap ‘less but better’ trend

Published:  15 May, 2017

Bellwether Wines is hoping to tap the trend for drinking ‘less but better’ with a focus wines sitting in the ‘mid-price’ bracket in its 2017/18 portfolio.

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Amber Beverage acquires stake in Cellar Trends

Published:  15 May, 2017

Amber Beverage Group has acquired a stake in Cellar Trends – a move that marks the Baltic company’s first entrance into the UK.

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