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No UK range is complete without New Zealand, says Buckingham Schenk

Published:  17 May, 2016

Buckingham Schenk is expanding its international portfolio by adding two New Zealand producers to its repertoire.

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WSET launches redesigned Level 1 Award in Spirits

Published:  17 May, 2016

As part of a major shake-up of its courses, which includes the separation of wine from spirits in its advanced qualification, the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has unveiled a redesigned Level 1 (L1) Award in Spirits.

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Healthy Drink Alliance: If we don't self regulate, the government will

Published:  17 May, 2016

The Healthy Drinking Alliance in this month's edition of Harpers is pushing to help raise awareness about the importance of self-regulation as an industry and believes we need to be doing more to prevent government mandates from coming into effect in the future.

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Moët & Chandon launches "pink partner" to its Blanc Ice Impérial NV

Published:  17 May, 2016

Moët & Chandon is launching its Moët Ice Impérial Rosé NV, believed to be the first ever Rosé Champagne to be served over ice.

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Spike in gin and rosé sales at Waitrose as bbq season kicks off

Published:  16 May, 2016

A surprisingly warm early start to May was reflected in an increase in sales of gin (up 15%) and rosé wine (up 39 per cent) at Waitrose.

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Majestic Wine rolls out several news wines ahead of summer

Published:  16 May, 2016

Following the tremendous success of Majestic's first own label Definition range, with sales hitting over £5 million in less than a year on the shelf, the wine buying team is adding a number of new wines to their expanding portfolio ahead of summer.

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Concha y Toro launches tool to support growing wine c-sector

Published:  16 May, 2016

Concha y Toro UK, one of the UK's leading wine suppliers, has announced the launch of a free app to help convenience retailers to maximise wine sales.

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Voters could follow wine-drinkers' lead in EU referendum, says Majestic

Published:  16 May, 2016

Britons' growing taste for New World wines over the Old could be the key to unlocking how consumers will vote in the EU referendum this summer.

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Shake-up of Waitrose's Australian range

Published:  13 May, 2016

Waitrose is overhauling its Australian wine category, replacing 45% of the current range.

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VIDEO: Skin Côntact LIVE storms Islington's O2 Academy

Published:  13 May, 2016

The wine industry's first ever rock band, Skin Côntact, took the wine trade by storm on last night on stage at London's Islington's O2 Academy to raise money for Wine Relief, the wine trade's fundraising initiative which supports Comic Relief.

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Loire Valley Wines joins Nyetimber for London Wine Week

Published:  12 May, 2016

Loire Valley Wines have joined Nyetimber to be the two headline partners for this year's London Wine Week festival by DrinkUp.London.

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Ancre Hill Estates to double its vineyard acreage

Published:  12 May, 2016

Leading Welsh wine producer Ancre Hill Estates has taken the first step towards tripling production at Newton Court Farm just north east of Monmouth.

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LWF: Old world meets new with Argentine Gauchezco

Published:  11 May, 2016

Argentina and Malbec may have some way to go in the UK market to rival New Zealand's key grape, Sauvignon Blanc. 

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English wines rake in record number of IWC 2016 golds

Published:  11 May, 2016

English wines continue to go from strength to strength and at this weeks English Wine Producers tasting 120 medals were awarded by the International Wine Challenge 2016.

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The Wine Show's Amelia Singer prepares to take the stage for Skin Côntact LIVE concert

Published:  11 May, 2016

For a second year in a row the wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact will be taking to the stage this week in an effort raise aid as part of Comic Relief.

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Supermarkets sweep over 300 IWC medals

Published:  11 May, 2016

The consumer is the real winner as indicated by the number of medal winning wines on supermarket shelves. The International Wine Challenge awarded 317 medals to supermarket own-brand wines, with 28 of the wines taking home golds.

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The Champagne Academy celebrates 60 years and unveils its 2016 course programme

Published:  11 May, 2016
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English wines shine at annual tasting

Published:  10 May, 2016

At yesterday's English Wine Producers trade tasting thirty-five producers exhibited making it the largest tasting for the EWP to date.

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Q&A: Dermot Sugrue, Wiston Estate

Published:  10 May, 2016

With his Wiston Estate and Sugrue Pierre sparkling wines scooping up accolades and awards, Dermot Sugrue, the Irish-born winemaker is at the forefront of the English fizz scene.

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Kantar Worldpanel: It is the 'golden' age of groceries for consumers, but not for retailers

Published:  09 May, 2016

The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel released last week show all major supermarkets posted a slowdown in their rate of growth, but consumers are saving more than ever.

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