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NZ 200th anniversary focus turns to regionality after bumper UK year

Published:  17 January, 2019

The annual New Zealand trade tasting pushed a new focus on regionality at this year’s London event on 16 January, with the aim of furthering understanding of the country’s diversity of wine styles with restaurants and independent merchants.

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Hallgarten expands Lismore portfolio

Published:  17 January, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its line of wines from South Africa's Lismore Estate with the addition of the producer's Reserve trio.

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Back to business

Published:  16 January, 2019

Bibendum PLB is reasserting itself as a major premium player on the UK wine scene. Andrew Catchpole meets
chief executive Michael Saunders to discover what’s in store

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Naked Wines awards Plumpton student £9,000 bursary

Published:  16 January, 2019

Naked Wines has announced it will award a Plumpton College wine student a £9,000 bursary as part of its 10th birthday celebrations.

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Festive period provides cheer for on-trade

Published:  15 January, 2019

Managed pubs and restaurants saw a 4.1% collective like-for-like sales increase across the festive season compared to the same period the prevous year. 

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Distell names new premium wine company

Published:  15 January, 2019

South African juggernaut Distell has officially announced the launch of its new premium wine division which will go by the name Libertas Vineyards and Estates.

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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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That was the year that was

Published:  14 January, 2019

As we eagerly await the Christmas trading results, Lisa Riley looks back at 2018 and the ups and downs across the drinks categories

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31Dover director Jay Swanborough resigns

Published:  14 January, 2019

Jay Swanborough, director of ecommerce, operations and marketing for 31Dover, has resigned.

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Babydoll gears up for UK push

Published:  14 January, 2019

Babydoll wines from New Zealand, part of Yealands Estate, is gearing up to increase its UK presence with a new campaign and its first appearance at the annual ‘Flavours of New Zealand’ tasting taking place this week.

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WSTA calls for wine tariffs suspension to avoid ‘no deal’ price hikes

Published:  11 January, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has called on the government to temporarily suspend wine tariffs to prevent prices rocketing in the event of a ‘no deal' Brexit .

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New Zealand's evolving vinous landscape

Published:  10 January, 2019

New Zealand’s wine scene has come a long way since its inception in the 1970s. Jamie Goode meets the personalities driving change in leading region Marlborough

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Guy Woodward: Judging the winemaker, not just the wine

Published:  10 January, 2019

GUY WOODWARD, Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2018

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Halewood Wines & Spirits not dialling down wine despite ramping up spirits

Published:  10 January, 2019

Liverpool-based wine and spirit producer Halewood Wines & Spirits has denied it is slowing down its wine business after several moves this year to boost its international spirits profile and selling off its “loss making” Romanian wine arm.

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Tim Atkin MW: Wine is never a one man band

Published:  10 January, 2019

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Naked partners with Garçon to launch ‘customer-acquisition’ initiative

Published:  10 January, 2019

Naked Wines has joined forces with Garçon Wines to launch a customer-acquisition initiative.

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Le Cordon Bleu to launch new wine and beverage certificate

Published:  09 January, 2019

Le Cordon Bleu will launch a new certificate in wine and beverage studies in March 2019.

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New website to revamp the world of fine wine

Published:  09 January, 2019

A new fine wine website launching in February 2019 will “redefine the way consumers experience and purchase fine wine” according to its founders.

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Majestic wine sales fizz over Christmas

Published:  09 January, 2019

Majestic Wine enjoyed a merry Christmas despite the “challenging market backdrop”.

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BWS enjoys strong festive build up as general grocery sales slump

Published:  08 January, 2019

Shoppers visited supermarkets more often in the run up to Christmas, but sales slumped to half the level of growth returned last year, according to Nielsen.

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