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Majestic Wines acquires Naked Wines and names Rowan Gormley chief executive

Published:  10 April, 2015

Majestic Wines has bought Naked Wines for £70 million and named Rowan Gormley chief executive officer of the new combined group.

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London Wine Fair 2015: Why LWF 2015 will the most diverse show in its history

Published:  10 April, 2015

After last year's make-or-break return to central London, London Wine Fair organisers Ross Carter and Will Broadfoot talk about what they claim is going to make London Wine Fair 2015 the most diverse show in its 35-year history.

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Wines of Germany | The New Face of Germany

Published:  09 April, 2015

supplThe upshot can be seen - or rather tasted - in the fantastic selection of Top 50 wines on these pages, wines that represent the whole panoply of German winemaking, from the traditional to the modern, representing a superb snapshot of all that is going on.

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The Coop sees profit boost as business continues to turn around

Published:  09 April, 2015
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Increased polarisation of Australian wine market widens gap between winners and losers

Published:  09 April, 2015

The Australian wine market is becoming increasingly polarised as many bulk grape producers and grape wine growers appear to be on the brink of  collapse, while premium wine producers seem to be growing in both value and volume.

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Kingsland results impacted by rising duty

Published:  09 April, 2015

Kingsland Wines and Spirits reported "satisfactory" results last year, despite a fall in wine volume sales and the impact of rising duty.

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C&C Group amalgamates wine arm into restructured UK business

Published:  09 April, 2015

C&C Group has amalgamated its wine trading business, International Wine Services with two of its UK cider businesses to form C&C Brands Limited.

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Grahams launches vintage port 'bond' for gifting market

Published:  08 April, 2015

Port company Grahams has launched a 'bond' that will allow people to purchase vintage port the year it is harvested.

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Les Grands Chais de France acquires negociant in north of Burgundy

Published:  08 April, 2015

French wine producer Les Grands Chais de France has bought a negociant in the north of Burgundy to boost its presence in the area.

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Jean-Claude Mas adds new cremant to his portfolio

Published:  08 April, 2015

Domaines Paul Mas is extending its portfolio of sparkling French wines from the Languedoc.

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Oxford Wine Company set to open second cafe

Published:  08 April, 2015

The Oxford Wine Company is launching a second wine café in Oxford.

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Proof Drinks adds prosecco brand to line-up

Published:  07 April, 2015

Prosecco brand Scavi and Ray is ramping up its spend in the UK after appointing Proof Drinks as the new distributor

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Moët launches annual sommelier of the year competition

Published:  07 April, 2015

Moët has launched its annual Moët Sommelier of the Year competition.

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The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.

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Organic wine sales dip nearly 10%, Soil Association says

Published:  07 April, 2015

Sales of organic wines have dipped nearly 10% in the last year, according to figures from the Soil Association.

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Newly redesigned Vinexpo 2015 sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  07 April, 2015

The newly redesigned space at Vinexpo has now been fully book and all 2,400 exhibitor stalls have sold.

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California imposes first mandatory water reductions as drought persists

Published:  02 April, 2015

California is imposing mandatory water restrictions on residents and business requiring they reduce water usage by 25%, in response to the severe drought that has been affecting the state.

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En primeur: great quality, but don't hold your breath on price

Published:  02 April, 2015

First impressions on this year's en primeur seem to be that the quality is there - but don't hold your breath about prices coming down.

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Hardys pushing Australian regions following revamp

Published:  02 April, 2015

Hardy's has rolled out new packaging for its William Hardy sub-brand, which flags up the regions in South Australia the wine blends come from.

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Casillero de Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon overtakes Wolf Blass in off-trade

Published:  01 April, 2015

Casillero del Diablo Reserva had grabbed the top spot for cabernet sauvignon in the UK market.

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