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Three Choirs receives heritage revamp

Published:  25 October, 2017

English wine brand Three Choirs has been given its first makeover in a decade to tap the booming thirst for homegrown tipples with a history.

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OIV estimates near 10% drop in global wine production

Published:  25 October, 2017

Global wine production for 2017 has been estimated at 246.7 million hl – an 8.2% drop compared to 2016 and one of the lowest levels for decades, according to the Organisation of Vine & Wine (OIV).

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Amazon pulls online wine arm

Published:  24 October, 2017

Amazon has confirmed it is closing down its dedicated online wine arm - Amazon Wine, after just five years.

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Ruling the high street

Published:  24 October, 2017

With its diverse own-label portfolio, Marks & Spencer is tearing ahead of its competitors.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: How to stop wine’s race to the bottom

Published:  24 October, 2017

Many years ago, one of the UK’s biggest retailers used Reverse eAuctions to source entry point wine from Eastern Europe. Their annual contract to supply fixed quantities of different wines was at stake. The volumes were huge. It was a thrilling but deflating experience.

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WSET unveils first tasting app

Published:  24 October, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched its first tasting app.

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Le Vignoble reveals plans for second outlet

Published:  24 October, 2017

Hybrid wine business Le Vignoble has revealed it is to open its second outlet as part of a growth strategy to reach five stores within the next few years.

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Rioja reports ‘overall promising’ but limited volume harvest

Published:  24 October, 2017

Wines from Rioja has confirmed that volume was down for the 2017 harvest compared to the previous year, but said the grape quality was “excellent”.

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Spar bolsters wine menu with two ranges as part of own-label push

Published:  24 October, 2017

Spar has unveiled two own-label ranges – the first of four new lines to be launched by the retailer by spring 2018.

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French and Aussie wineries join forces

Published:  23 October, 2017

Two boutique wineries from France and Australia have joined forces to distribute their wines internationally.

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Major English wine producers back WSTA's call for a freeze on wine duty

Published:  23 October, 2017

Major English and Welsh wine producers have joined forces with the Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) to lobby the Chancellor for a cut to wine duty in the November Budget.

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UK remains top volume market for Oz

Published:  20 October, 2017

The UK is the top export market for Australian wine with 28% of volume, new data from Wine Australia’s Export Report has revealed.

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Mediterranean wines focus on sustainability

Published:  20 October, 2017

The wine sector is to focus on improving its environmental and sustainability commitments to respond to consumer concerns.

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EU and UK wines and spirits chiefs launch joint Brexit proposition paper

Published:  19 October, 2017

European and UK bodies responsible for the wider wine and spirit industry have joined together to publish a joint position paper to outline their stance on Brexit.

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Napa optimistic as region begins to reopen following tragic wildfires

Published:  19 October, 2017

Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) today said that the while the volume of the 2017 vintage would be lower than average, this would have little impact on the greater volume of the Californian wine industry.

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M&S targets health conscious consumers with low calorie wine trio

Published:  19 October, 2017

Marks & Spencer has joined forces with South African winery Journey’s End to produce a low calorie wine.

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Major fall in Bordeaux 2017 production not expected to raise prices

Published:  18 October, 2017

Bordeaux officials have played down a potential impact on wine prices resulting from the dramatic fall in Bordeaux’s production volumes in 2017.

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Plumpton College boosts wine team with new experts

Published:  18 October, 2017

Plumpton College, in East Sussex, has strengthened its wine business and production teaching team with the appointment of two international wine experts.

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Rías Baixas hit by wildfires

Published:  17 October, 2017

Galicia’s Rías Baixas wine board is assessing the extent of damage to vineyards caused by wildfires, which have raged in Portugal and Spain since the weekend, killing more than 30 people.

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Update: Wildfires in California

Published:  17 October, 2017

Less than ten of the approximately 1,200 wineries in the most impacted regions – Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino, have been destroyed or heavily damaged by the wildfires in northern California, according to the latest update.

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