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SA wine exports to the UK leap 23%

Published:  18 January, 2021

South African wine exports to the UK, its leading export market, surged last year with both value and volume sales up.  

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Trends to watch for 2021

Published:  18 January, 2021

After a tumultuous and challenging 2020 and more to come in 2021, Harpers wrapped up last year by partnering with for a webinar examining Current Consumer Trends in the UK. 

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Bodegas Frontonio joins Bancroft

Published:  18 January, 2021

Bancroft Wines has expanded its Spanish portfolio with Bodegas Frontonio. 

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Guy Woodward: Reasons to be cheerful(ish)

Published:  14 January, 2021

Four things I’m excited about in 2021…

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Long Read: The dry truth of drought in Burgundy

Published:  14 January, 2021

As if 2020 wasn’t bad enough, France faced a drought so bad that water restrictions were put in place. Nowhere was the lack of water felt more keenly than in Burgundy, where irrigation is illegal.

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Eat Spain Drink Spain winners unveiled

Published:  13 January, 2021

Foods and Wines from Spain has announced the winners of last year’s Eat Spain Drink Spain 2020 campaign.

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GCA calls on suppliers to say if retailers are treating them 'fairly and lawfully'

Published:  13 January, 2021

Mark White, the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), has launched the annual survey with a call to wine and spirit suppliers to tell him if retailers are treating them “fairly and lawfully”. 

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Majestic top rated retailer at Best Places to Work awards

Published:  13 January, 2021

Majestic Wine has been recognised with a Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, as one the Best Places to Work in 2020. 

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Bordeaux Index sales top $125m

Published:  12 January, 2021

Fine wine and spirits merchant Bordeaux Index has recorded over $125m in total sales in 2020. 

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Five minutes with Owen Morgan, Bar 44

Published:  12 January, 2021

Bar 44 Group’s co-owner and self-confessed sherry nut Owen Morgan talks Andrew Catchpole through launching Manzanilla 44 with Bodegas Barón and generally advancing the cause.

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DOC Maremma Toscana first Tuscan PDO to use bivarietal label

Published:  11 January, 2021

The European Union (EU) has given Consorzio Tutela Vini della Maremma Toscana the green light to use a bivarietal (wines that blend two grape varietals) label, marking a first for a Tuscany PDO wine.

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Drinking in the new sustainability

Published:  11 January, 2021

A critical mass of smaller, sustainability-focused players is helping the wine and spirits industries reach new levels of innovation and accountability, writes Jo Gilbert 

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Vagabond appoints MD to allow Finch to go back to ‘what he does best’

Published:  07 January, 2021

Vagabond Wines has appointed Matthew Fleming, formerly of Be At One and Stonegate Pub Company, as its new MD.

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Enotria unveils details of premium WSET course

Published:  07 January, 2021

Enotria & Coe has unveiled the details of its premium WSET course launching this month.

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Beale: ‘OIV membership is only half of the picture’

Published:  07 January, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the UK government’s decisions to re-join the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) as a member, but also said that OIV membership was “only half the picture”. 

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NZW reveals wine week programme

Published:  07 January, 2021

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has revealed the content of its inaugural New Zealand Wine Week, which kicks off a month tomorrow (8 February) as a virtual event.

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New Horizons Q&A: Louise Gordon, Heckfield Place

Published:  07 January, 2021

With an end game in sight with the vaccine in 2021, we speak to members of the trade about their forecasts and plans for a better year.

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BWS supermarket sales surge 25%

Published:  05 January, 2021

Supermarket sales of beer, wines and spirits (BWS) surged 25% to £4.9m in the 12 weeks to 27 December – an increase of £972m compared to the same period last year, according to Kantar data released today.

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Hayward Bros adds trio of agencies

Published:  04 January, 2021

Hayward Bros has added three new agencies to its portfolio. 

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New Horizons Q&A: Paul Jenkins, Caprice Holdings

Published:  04 January, 2021

With an end game in sight with the vaccine in 2021, we speak to members of the trade about their forecasts and plans for the year ahead.

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