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UK wine consumption to fall 4% by 2015, says Vinexpo

Published:  11 January, 2012

UK wine consumption will drop between 2011 and 2015 as consumers "drink better and less", according to new figures released by Vinexpo.

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All boxed up and ready to go

Published:  03 January, 2012

For Symington Family Estates it's new packaging for each of its Quinta Vintage Ports (rrp £28.99) with the aim of bringing to life the uniqueness of each of the quintas.

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Lorgeril takes to the skies

Published:  03 January, 2012

 

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Amps Fine Wines scoops New Zealand award

Published:  19 December, 2011

Amps Fine Wine is heading to New Zealand after coming top in a competition encouraging on-trade buyers to boost wine sales.

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Record sale of £2.9m for Christie's London

Published:  05 December, 2011

Christie's London recorded its biggest wine sale total since 1997 as Sir Evelyn De Rothschild's collection hit £2.9 million.

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Moreno Wines to distribute Marqués de Cáceres

Published:  15 November, 2011

Moreno Wines is to become distributor for Riojan brand, Marqués de Cáceres in England.

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Gran Orden de Caballeros offers bursary to WSET students

Published:  14 November, 2011

The 'Gran Orden de Caballeros" has created a special bursary for exceptionally promising Advanced Certificate WSET students.

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Free Run launches new wine range from Rueda

Published:  25 October, 2011

Free Run Wines is launching a new range of white wines from Spain's Rueda region, in conjunction with Felix Solis Avantis.

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Andrew O"Connor reviews New Zealand Winegrowers new releases tasting, September 2011

Published:  07 October, 2011

Of the 207 wines on show a full 65 were Sauvignon Blanc, 49 Pinot Noir, 20 Riesling, 18 Pinot Gris, 18 Chardonnay, 13 Red blends (Cabernet Merlot predominantly) and a paltry two Syrah.
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Justin Keay: Tremendous Toro

Published:  06 October, 2011


For most British wine drinkers Spanish wine broadly equates to Rioja - maybe also Navarra and Cava - despite this large country having regions that produce much better wines. For my palate, though there are honorable exceptions, Rioja has become one of the more boring wine regions; production is dominated by large producers making bland "modern" Riojas without those special characteristics that once made Rioja different. Given that Spanish wine - and Rioja - is dominated by one grape, tempranillo, the result not surprisingly is that wines can taste remarkably consistent - and not necessarily in a good way.

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Seeing RED at Belvedere

Published:  28 September, 2011

On a charitable slant, Belvedere super premium vodka has launched Belvedere Red (rrp £34.49) in partnership with (RED) to raise proceeds for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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Unveiled - New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2011

Published:  21 September, 2011

A team of judges assembled by Tim Atkin MW, have chosen a list of trophy winners for the New Wave Spanish Wine Awards 2011.

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Brancott goes sparkling

Published:  18 August, 2011

Launching Sauvignon Blanc into a sparkling market is Pernod Ricard with its Brancott Estate, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc (rrp£12.99).

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Rising dollar hits New Zealand winemakers

Published:  02 August, 2011

New Zealand winemakers are warning that the strong Kiwi dollar could make exports unviable for some producers.

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From the Gosset Antique range comes..

Published:  22 July, 2011

Another sparkler to hit the market is the Champagne Gosset, Grand Blanc de Blancs (rrp £69).

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Glenrothes 1995 - it's a lively one

Published:  04 July, 2011

Initially launched at Whisky Live Tokyo in February, the Glenrothes 1995 Vintage (abv 43%, rrp £45.00 Berry Bros & Rudd) is now being rolled out internationally.

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Insieme - Fairtrade meets natural wine

Published:  04 July, 2011

Stefano Girelli, from organic Sicilian estate, Feudo di Santa Tresa and Fair Trade South African producer, Stellar Winery, have teamed up to create Insieme (rrp £7.99).

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John Radford: my thoughts on Valencia's new Vino de Pago

Published:  04 July, 2011


With the news that the regional government of Valencia has ratified its first (and Spain's tenth) Vino de Pago - Finca Terrerazo - perhaps it's time to clear up the confusion about what a 'pago' really is.

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Vinexpo 2011: An independent merchant's view

Published:  27 June, 2011

Karl Walton, the manager of Hennings Wine Merchants in Petworth, West Sussex gives his views of his trip to Vinexpo

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Vinexpo news - varietal wines find favour in UK

Published:  23 June, 2011

Varietal wines are perceived as the "most dynamic sector" in the UK drink's market, according to findings revealed at Vinexpo in Sopexa's 2011 Wine Trade Monitor.

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