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Borsa Vini Italiani tastings revealed for London and Manchester 2016

Published:  02 December, 2015

The Italian Trade Commission has announced the dates of its trade-only Borsa Vini Italiani tastings in January 2016.

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Bibendum PLB unveils new insights into UK consumer profiles

Published:  02 December, 2015

New research from Bibendum PLB's insights team has defined eight distinct consumer categories in the UK drinks market.

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US predicted to add 16 million new wine drinkers in next ten years

Published:  02 December, 2015

By 2025 there will be 109 million wine drinkers in the US, up from 93 million today, according to a new report from Wine Intelligence.

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CIVB offers chance to win weekend with top Bordelaise winemakers

Published:  02 December, 2015

Six UK wine lovers are being offered the chance to spend a weekend with a leading Bordelaise winemaker and learn the tricks of the trade, thanks to the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).

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Vina Valdivieso appoints brand ambassador to drive sales

Published:  01 December, 2015

Chile's Valdivieso winery, together with its distributor Bibendum PLB, have appointed Jonas Tofterup as brand ambassador and export manager for the UK and Europe.

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Hardys wins gold for Ashes England cricket campaign

Published:  01 December, 2015

Leading Australian wine brand Hardys has won two coveted international media awards for its £3.5 million above-the-line summer campaign celebrating its sponsorship of the England cricket team.

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M&S tops first tranche of 2016 International Wine Challenge

Published:  01 December, 2015

Britain's multiple and discount retailers have taken home a total of 222 awards from Tranche One of the 2016 International Wine Challenge, including 21 gold medals.

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Concha y Toro signs BRIT Award sponsorship deal for Frontera

Published:  30 November, 2015

Chilean wine brand Frontera is to become the official wine of The BRIT Awards, in a partnership between the wine's producer, Concha y Toro, and the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) announced last week.

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Wine investment fraud unraveled in insolvency court

Published:  30 November, 2015

Eight inter-linked companies that fraudulently sold wine investments and carbon benefit units have been forcibly wound up in the high court, following an investigation by the Insolvency Service.

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US wine booming in UK on-trade, new report reveals

Published:  30 November, 2015

Listings of US wine in the UK on-trade have doubled in the last year, according to a new report.

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Distell embarks on US spirits joint venture with Terlato Wine Group

Published:  27 November, 2015

South Africa's Distell Group has announced a joint venture with the Terlato Wine Group in the US.

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Ridgeview wins prestigious UK Wine Guild award

Published:  27 November, 2015

Sussex-based Ridgeview Wine Estate has won the UK Wine Guild's Highest Achievement Award, in a ceremony at the Wine Guild Winter Banquet at London's Vintners' Hall earlier this week.

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SNP backs small wine measures to tackle Scotland's alcohol problem

Published:  26 November, 2015

Wine drinkers in Scotland will be offered small measures as part of a new pilot scheme to reduce alcohol consumption, launched yesterday.

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Broadland sales up 20%, ahead of ambitious 12-year growth plans

Published:  26 November, 2015

Turnover at Norwich-based wine supplier Broadland Wineries is up 20% year on year to XXXX, the company has reported.

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New Zealand strengthens hold on premium price points in the UK

Published:  26 November, 2015

New Zealand wines continue to dominate sales at premium price points in the UK market, according to data from Nielsen.

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Matthew Clark adds Champagne Doyard to Wines of Distinction

Published:  26 November, 2015

On-trade distributor Matthew Clark has added Champagne Doyard to its premium Wines of Distinction portfolio

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Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.

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English vineyard wins top prize at UK's first Fizz Festival

Published:  24 November, 2015

Cornish winery Camel Valley has taken first prize at the inaugural UK Fizz Festival with its Pinot Noir Rosé.

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Insights: Better exchange rate, high enough quality means buying opportunities for 2014 Burgundy

Published:  24 November, 2015

Panos Kakaviatos reports on the Hospices de Beaune auction and the opportunities he found for Burgundy's 2014 vintage. He found 2015 may raise more headlines, but 2014 may offer better price/quality ratios.

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Variety of Oz wine impresses Wine Australia scholarship winner

Published:  23 November, 2015

UK wine drinkers should explore a wider variety of Australian wines, the winner of the 2015 winner of the Daniel Pontifex Scholarship has said.

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