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South America: Cross-party collaboration

Published:  02 April, 2021

James Lawrence looks at the partnership between Chile and Argentina, and how the wine communities are tackling climate change

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Spirits overtake wine in shopping baskets

Published:  01 April, 2021

Spirits reached a major milestone in 2020, overtaking wine to become the largest category in terms of penetration in the off-trade for the first time in at least five years.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: When wine meets running

Published:  01 April, 2021

The wine trade’s more physically active members will be familiar with the Marathon du Médoc, probably the wine world’s best-known attempt to reconcile the irreconcilable – running 42.2km (26.2 miles) while drinking lots of wine. Twenty-three glasses of Bordeaux’s best to be precise.

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Brits embrace at home wine drinking

Published:  31 March, 2021

Driven by Covid-19 lockdowns and closure of the on-trade, the at-home occasion has helped consumers reconnect with wine, with Brits having increasingly embraced wine drinking within the comfort of their own home during the pandemic, according to IWSR research.  

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris postponed to 2022

Published:  31 March, 2021

This year's Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris exhibition has been moved to 14 to 16 February 2022 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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WoSA expresses concern over lack of government consultation

Published:  31 March, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has expressed concern over the lack of consultation by government in relation to further alcohol bans.

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Garçon appoints Angela Mount as supermarket advisor

Published:  31 March, 2021

Garçon Wines has appointed ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount to the role of supermarket advisor as part of plans to accelerate its potential in the UK. 

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Organic Argentina

Published:  31 March, 2021

The Andean foothills provide ideal conditions for low-intervention viticulture, allowing organic winemaking to flourish

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Australian wine sales exceed supply for third year

Published:  30 March, 2021

Australian wine sales during 2019 to 2020 exceeded supply for the third year in a row impacted by drought conditions and bushfires in some regions of the country. 

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BWS sales growth slows on lockdown anniversary

Published:  30 March, 2021

Alcohol sales continued to grow in March in the grocery sector boosted by lockdown but this is likely to change as the on-trade reopens, Kantar has predicted. 

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IMW partners with Avino

Published:  30 March, 2021

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has selected wine tasting solutions company Avino to supply remote sample bottling and distribution in the UK.

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UK sales boom for Concha y Toro

Published:  29 March, 2021

Concha y Toro has revealed the UK was one of its “strongest” performing export markets during 2020 with sales volume up 23%, boosted by top performing brands Casillero del Diablo, Trivento Reserve and Cono Sur Bicicleta.

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South America: Strength in adversity

Published:  29 March, 2021

Despite the difficulties of 2020, the pandemic has accelerated ideas within the South American – and indeed global – wine trade that might have otherwise taken years to get off the ground. Chris Wilson reports

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Shot in the arm for Germany

Published:  25 March, 2021

In a boost for German winemakers on the global stage, UNESCO has included ‘Wine Culture in Germany’ in its latest national register of intangible national heritage.

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Hayward Bros acquires Winegrowers Direct

Published:  25 March, 2021

Hayward Bros has acquired Cambridge-based Winegrowers Direct for an undisclosed sum. 

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Govt opens DRS consultation and announces delay of scheme

Published:  25 March, 2021

The government has launched its second consultation into a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

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Govt delays VI-1 wine certification by six months

Published:  25 March, 2021

The government has delayed the VI-1 wine certification for wine imported to the UK from the EU by six months. 

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First wine produced outside Chile for Casillero del Diablo

Published:  24 March, 2021

Concha y Tora has expanded its Casillero del Diablo brand with a Spanish Tempranillo from Cariñena.

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Ste Michelle introduces new winemakers for trio of brands

Published:  24 March, 2021

Ste Michelle Wine Estates has introduced new winemakers for three of its leading brands, under the direction of chief winemaker Juan Muñoz-Oca.

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Austrian wine exports to UK slide

Published:  23 March, 2021

Austrian wine exports to the UK dropped by 7.2% in volume and 5.2% in value to €4.8m last year, according to data released by the Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB).

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