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California rises from the ashes

Published:  08 April, 2019

Northern California’s wine industry continues to recover after the record-breaking wildfires of 2017.

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Davy’s teams up with New Zealand winery

Published:  08 April, 2019

Indie wine merchant and wholesaler Davy’s has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with New Zealand estate, Te Kano.

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German drinkers drinking less but trading up

Published:  08 April, 2019

The latest Wine Intelligence report on Germany says consumers are drinking less but buying more expensive wine when they do.

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Parkinson steps down as WineGB CEO

Published:  08 April, 2019

David Parkinson is to step down as chief executive officer of WineGB.

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Denbies winery investment to create new jobs

Published:  08 April, 2019

Denbies Wine Estate will increase its winery workforce by a third this year to handle an increase in production.

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Plumpton climate change research could help boost English vine productivity

Published:  05 April, 2019

Soon to be released research carried out in Sussex could help unlock the secret of yields – and discover why they fluctuate so wildly from year to year in the UK.

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Chablis steps up sustainability focus with new methanation system

Published:  05 April, 2019

The Chablis Winegrowers Union (FDAC) has embarked on a €4.8 million project to implement a new methanation system in a bid to improve sustainable practices across the region.

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31 Days of German Riesling returns

Published:  05 April, 2019

The annual celebration of Riesling is back, opening up yet more opportunities for the trade to promote and get behind Germany’s star player.

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E&J Gallo acquires over 30 wine and spirits brands from Constellation

Published:  04 April, 2019

E&J Gallo has acquired over 30 wine and spirits brands and six winemaking facilities from Constellation Brands in a $1.7 billion deal.

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Pernod Ricard sets new sustainability targets

Published:  04 April, 2019

Pernod Ricard has launched its 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap comprising eight key commitments across its business ‘from grain to grass’.

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Oxford Wine Company announces new hires

Published:  04 April, 2019

The Oxford Wine Company has appointed Nancy Gilchrist MW as head of sales to the Oxford University Colleges, as well as consulting on its wine list.

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Amathus signs exclusive distribution deal for De Gras

Published:  03 April, 2019

Amathus Drinks has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Chilean wine brand De Gras, previously distributed by Enotria.

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Vinexpo appoints new CEO

Published:  03 April, 2019

Vinexpo has announced that Rodolphe Lameyse will start as Vinexpo chief executive officer on 16 April.

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Switching to cans and lower abv can boost sales, says report

Published:  02 April, 2019

Producing low or no alcohol lines and switching from bottles to cans could boost sales for the wine trade, suggest new statistics on the craft beer industry.

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Eastern promise: Bulgaria and Hungary

Published:  01 April, 2019

After a few difficult vintages in western wine countries, central and eastern Europe are piquing buyers’ interest for well-made international varieties. Countries in these regions are increasingly seen as exciting for wine drinkers, offering an array of high-quality, authentic, local grapes and good-value wines that can offer a new story for retailers and sommeliers.

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Jascots teams up with Beaujolais domaines

Published:  01 April, 2019

Jascots has added Beaujolais producers Lucien Lardy and his son, Yohan Lardy, to its portfolio.

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Chiswick Auctions spices up drinks arm with new team

Published:  29 March, 2019

London-based auctioneer Chiswick Auctions is in the process of a complete overhaul of its wine and spirits arm, aiming to attract high-end consumers alongside the more traditional wine collectors.

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Journey’s End revamps range

Published:  29 March, 2019

Journey’s End is revamping its range of wines to provide “clear differentiation” between its three series, Tales, V and Icon, while maintaining a “consistent theme across the family of wines”.

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Buckingham Schenk goes veggie for portfolio update

Published:  28 March, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has bumped up its number of vegetarian-friendly wines, which now account for 70% of its wine list.

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Shift from shop to showroom is vital for the future of retail, says Majestic CEO

Published:  27 March, 2019

The chief executive of the newly rebranded Naked Wines has defended the decision to trim down its 200-store estate while shifting investment focus to the online side of the business.

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