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Robinson to lead line-up at Pinot Noir conference in 'major coup' for New Zealand

Published:  14 July, 2015

New Zealand's wine industry is claiming a "major coup" after influential British wine writer and broadcaster Jancis Robinson MW agreed to appear at a big conference in the country.

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Jay-Z's Ace of Spades Champagne range releases two new labels

Published:  14 July, 2015

Two new expressions of the cult Champagne brand owned by rap star Jay-Z have been released in the UK.

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Ten is the magic number for Rioja in autumn tasting and awards initiatives

Published:  13 July, 2015

Wines From Rioja is introducing two new initiatives to raise the profile of the region in the UK market.

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Rosé up 43% and Champagne 'strong' as summer sun brings cheer to Waitrose drinks sales

Published:  13 July, 2015

Recent warm weather in parts of the UK has seen sales of some wines and spirits soar at Waitrose.

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Entry-level is an emerging opportunity for wine producers seeking exports to China - report

Published:  13 July, 2015

The slowdown in the Chinese economy and government austerity and anti-corruption measures are creating an opportunity for producers of entry-level and mid-priced wines, a new China Wine Market Landscape Report from Wine Intelligence has revealed.

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Bottle Apostle blossoms with opening of Primrose Hill store

Published:  10 July, 2015

Independent London wine merchant Bottle Apostle opens its fifth store in the Primrose Hill area on July 18.

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Chapel Down appoints new wine chief to fuel growth plans

Published:  10 July, 2015

Kent wine producer Chapel Down is hoping to accelerate its expansion after appointing a former LVMH executive to head up its wine operation.

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Bordeaux lines up dinner dates to showcase affordable wines

Published:  10 July, 2015

Bordeaux wines are getting a push in restaurants and independent wine merchants, backed by the region's governing body.

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Taittinger extends links with performing arts through RADA sponsorship

Published:  08 July, 2015

Champagne Taittinger has signed up to be the official Champagne partner of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art for its major fundraising events over the next year.

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Funding for project to define the character of English sparkling wine

Published:  07 July, 2015

A newly-created English Wine & Research Development Group has secured funding from the Vintners' Company for a research project to define the specific character of English sparkling wine.

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Burgundy and Champagne vineyards celebrate after being declared UN world heritage sites

Published:  06 July, 2015

Vineyards in Burgundy and champagne have been listed as United Nations world heritage sites.

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UK vineyards will be included in scheme to spread tax load for agriculture

Published:  03 July, 2015

The government has confirmed that a scheme allowing farmers to average their profits for income tax purposes over five years will apply to vineyards.

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New Zealand's Yealands charged up by investment from electricity firm

Published:  03 July, 2015
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UK retailers and the on-trade can now catch a Chronic case of wine

Published:  03 July, 2015

A brand which aims to do for wine what hip craft brewers have for beer is making its UK debut.

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Amazon Prime Now to offer one hour delivery on wine and spirits

Published:  01 July, 2015

Amazon yesterday launched one hour delivery in London on select products including several of its beer, wine and spirits offerings with its new Prime Now service.

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South African wine brand Fish Hoek takes the bait and goes Fairtrade

Published:  30 June, 2015

Accolade Wine's Fish Hoek South African wine range has won Fairtreade certification.

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£4 million Hardys cricket campaign will be 'possibly' biggest ever for a wine in the UK market

Published:  30 June, 2015

Australian wine brand Hardys has launched a £4 million advertising campaign ahead of this summer's Ashes cricket series to support its sponsorship of the England team.

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Bancroft sets out expansion strategy as it chalks up 25 years in the wine business

Published:  30 June, 2015

Agency company Bancroft Wines is aiming to build its business in on-trade national accounts and expand its footprint in independent wine merchants as it enters its second quarter of a century.

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Romanian producer Cramele Recas doubles bottling capacity to meet surge in demand

Published:  29 June, 2015

Romania's largest wine producer is spending €2 million on an upgrade to its packaging facilities to double its capacity.

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The Benevolent seeks ambassadors to raise awareness in Buddies revamp

Published:  29 June, 2015

The Benevolent is calling for volunteers to become ambassadors to spread the word about the drinks industry charity and how it can help colleagues in need.

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