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The Cellar puts spotlight on sustainability

Published:  11 May, 2021

THE CELLAR

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Lay & Wheeler records ‘best year’ in a decade

Published:  11 May, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has announced its best year in over a decade, reporting a 57% value sales increase for the year ending 29 March 2021. 

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Jascots brings Luna Austral to the UK

Published:  11 May, 2021

Jascots Wine Merchants has added Luna Austral to its growing portfolio, marking the Argentinian producer’s UK debut.

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LWF unveils details of its new The Wine Writers Edit feature

Published:  11 May, 2021

The London Wine Fair (LWF) has unveiled the details of its new The Wine Writers Edit feature.

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UK Copa Jerez finalists revealed

Published:  11 May, 2021

Three chef and sommelier teams have been chosen to attend the UK final for Copa Jerez in London later this month. 

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Grape changes at Asda

Published:  10 May, 2021

Asda’s decision to re-organise its wine aisle by variety rather than region is based on widely established  research which shows consumers consider grape first when choosing a bottle of wine. But will it lead to more adventurous buying? Jo Gilbert shops around for the answers.

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Virgin Wines raises turnover and revenue expectations

Published:  10 May, 2021

Virgin Wine has announced that it anticipates revenue and profitability for FY21 to be ahead of its previous expectations, with turnover for the year expected to be no less than £73m and an improvement in EBITDA margin.

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Plumpton invests further in WineSkills initiative

Published:  10 May, 2021

Plumpton Wine Division has announced further investment in its WineSkills Programme by diversifying the range of short courses offered. 

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First CBD-infused wines out of South America land in UK

Published:  06 May, 2021

New CBD-infused wines from South America are to make their debut in the UK this month, adding the first Latin American flavour to this nascent category.

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Preview: London Wine Fair 2021 heads online

Published:  06 May, 2021

The 40th London Wine Fair (LWF) is set to be a digital event this year, boasting a range of tastings, industry sessions, one-to-one meetings with winemakers and networking opportunities.

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Washington reports high quality grape harvest

Published:  05 May, 2021

Washington State has revealed a slight decrease in 2020 grape production compared to 2019, but quality is high and farmers have received an average increase of $180 per ton.

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Alcohol exports plummet

Published:  05 May, 2021

Alcohol exports from the UK to the EU were in free fall for the first couple of months of this year, hit by the perfect storm of Brexit at the beginning of the year alongside Covid lockdowns across Europe continuing to shatter the on-trade, newly released data has revealed.

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Nederburg appoints new cellar master

Published:  04 May, 2021

Nederburg has appointed Samuel Viljoen as its new cellar master. 

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Concha y Toro sales growth driven by UK, Chile and USA

Published:  04 May, 2021

Viña Concha y Toro has revealed that markets including the UK, Chile and USA drove sales growth in the first quarter of this year.

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Shaw starts as M&S head of BWS

Published:  04 May, 2021

Andrew Shaw has officially started his new role as head of beers, wines and spirits (BWS) for M&S, a move first announced in November last year. 

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TWE targets on-trade with ethical wine brand

Published:  04 May, 2021

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launches a premium sustainable wine brand exclusively for the on-trade.

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Jascots converts ecommerce into private wine buyers club

Published:  04 May, 2021

Jascots has announced it is to convert its ecommerce into a private wine buyer’s club called ‘Jascots at Home’ from the day that restaurants can reopen indoors on 17 May. 

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Five minutes with Mickaël Alborghetti

Published:  04 May, 2021

The co-founder of ethical Bordeaux wine distributor Ethic Drinks, grandson of a Burgundian winegrower and son of an environmental activist, tells Lisa Riley the story of the start-up

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Alliance strengthens on-trade team with three hires

Published:  29 April, 2021

Alliance Wine has expanded its on-trade team with three new senior recruits to bolster growth as the on-trade re-opens.

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Henkell Freixenet reports record UK turnover

Published:  29 April, 2021

Henkell Freixenet has announced an overall drop in turnover, but reported record turnover for the UK and Scandinavia. 

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