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Conviviality shares suspended

Published:  14 March, 2018

Shares in Conviviality have been temporarily suspended from trading on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) as it faces £30 million tax bill.

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Wine key driver of Fairtrade sales

Published:  12 March, 2018

Alcohol has, albeit from a small platform, emerged as a key driver of Fairtrade with UK consumers showing increasing support for drinks accredited as such.

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Rioja exports on the up boosted by the UK and white

Published:  12 March, 2018

Export sales of Rioja increased by 4.39% in 2017 compared to the previous year boosted by a strong UK performance, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja DOCa has revealed.

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Hardys and Echo Falls achieve ‘Superbrands’ status for third time

Published:  12 March, 2018

Accolade wine brands Hardys and Echo Falls have made it into the UK’s Superbrand list.

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Sparkling drives growth as inflation bites down on average prices

Published:  12 March, 2018

Volume sales of alcohol continued to decline in the UK off-trade in 2017, but value sales increased in both yearly and quarterly sales, particularly in sparkling wine, which remains the main driver of growth for the overall wine category.

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Wines of Spain unveils new Caballeros for 2018

Published:  12 March, 2018

Wines of Spain has unveiled two new Caballeros for 2018 - Peter Dauthieu and Marisol Bueno.

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Plotting the indigenous jewels on Hungary’s wine map

Published:  09 March, 2018

Hungary has come a long way since the heyday of Bull’s Blood in the 1970s. Now it’s rich tapestry of indigenous styles are finding their feet

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The Barrow boys

Published:  09 March, 2018

Corney & Barrow’s wholesale side has been quietly expanding under the thoughtful direction of head of Merchant Business James Franklin, now represnting a major driving force for this City-based company. 

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Boutinot unveils Rioja trio with 'unexpected' design

Published:  08 March, 2018

Boutinot has unveiled a new range of Riojas featuring labels designed to break from ‘the traditional Rioja wine language of competitors’.

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Companies continue to look to Provence for bankable rosé styles

Published:  08 March, 2018

The popularity of drier, paler styles of rosé show no signs of slowing as they inch further and further into the mainstream, with Blossom Hill becoming the latest company to latch onto this consumer-friendly style.

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Wine Net joins Merchant Vintners

Published:  08 March, 2018

Essex-based wine merchant Wine Net has signed up as a member of Merchant Vintners growing the buying group’s members to 20.

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Vindependents adds Mountford Estate to its portfolio

Published:  07 March, 2018

Vindependents has added Mountford Estate from New Zealand’s Waipara region to its portfolio.

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Why the wine bar is back with a bang

Published:  07 March, 2018

A rash of exciting new openings are showing how far the wine bar revival has come after falling out of vogue at the turn of the century, but today’s wine-focused hotspots are a far cry from the aloof haunts of old. Jo Gilbert reports

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Gallo turns sights on UK with revamped premium range

Published:  07 March, 2018

Californian producing giant E&J Gallo has identified the UK as a key market to grow its expanding range of high-end wines.

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Conviviality brings Leefield Station to the UK

Published:  07 March, 2018

Conviviality has teamed up with winemaker Brent Marris to bring Leefield Station Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris to the UK for the first time.

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Meet the buyers: Jason Haynes, Burgundy buyer and co-founder, Flint Wines

Published:  06 March, 2018

In 2006 I decided to set up Flint Wines with long-term friend Sam Clarke, whose background was in spread betting rather than wine, which helped give us a fresh approach to business. During our initial discussions he acquired a new Great Dane puppy called Flint so we borrowed his name and the company was born. The third director, Gearoid Devaney MS, joined the company in 2010 and things have really blossomed since then.

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Italy tops wine educators’ list of great value wine for 2018

Published:  05 March, 2018

Italy has been singled out as the best country of origin for wines under £10, having topped the Association of Wine Educators’ (AWE) list of great value wine producers for 2018.

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Bibendum adds 113 new wines

Published:  05 March, 2018

Bibendum has added 113 new wines to its portfolio ahead of its annual spring tasting next week.

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Masters of Wine institute reveals four new MWs

Published:  05 March, 2018

The institute of Masters of Wine has revealed its latest four recruits, including two new Masters of Wine (MW) from the UK.

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Global decline in per capita alcohol consumption as change sweeps wine world

Published:  02 March, 2018

Disruption is the new political norm, with fundamental changes in consumer behaviour fuelling an ongoing global decrease in personal alcohol consumption, according to the latest research from Wine Intelligence.

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