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Bibendum PLB bolsters US portfolio with four new wineries

Published:  07 March, 2016

The Bibendum PLB Group has announced the addition of four boutique US wineries to its portfolio ahead of the Go West tasting in London this week.

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Grain versus grape: the rise of craft beer

Published:  07 March, 2016

"Stick a cork in it. Wine is done," declared the New York Daily News back in 2013. "Fancy beers in oversize bottles are the hottest items on drink lists at swank restaurants and bars across the city." 

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Taking a break from the mainstream

Published:  07 March, 2016

It's often said that Champagne sales are a pretty accurate economic barometer, their fluctuations closely matching the financial health of the nation, fast charting out the highs and lows of boom and bust.

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Profile: Denis O'Flynn, Pernod Ricard

Published:  07 March, 2016

intDenis O'Flynn, managing director of Pernod Ricard, brings with him a clear strategy, an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for the industry - what could be better?

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ITV launches 13-part series on wine

Published:  04 March, 2016

ITV is to air an exclusive new series exploring the world of wine, to be hosted by actors Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys.

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The problem with mark-up madness in the on-trade

Published:  04 March, 2016

I love Riesling. I'll always buy it in the supermarket, I will always look out for it in restaurants and I'll always seek it out wherever I go.

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Flint Wines to showcase extensive new Italian portfolio at annual tasting

Published:  04 March, 2016
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Guy Woodward: keep wine writing simple, stupid

Published:  04 March, 2016

"Condensation and distillation." No, not the method for a new hipster gin being made in a Shoreditch loft - rather Hugh Johnson's description of his own writing style. 

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Spain: a winemaking revolution is brewing

Published:  04 March, 2016

In January 2016, respected winemaker Telmo Rodríguez unveiled a controversial document that caused a surge of excitement across Spain's viticultural landscape

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Portugal wine exports up in UK as quality message hits home

Published:  03 March, 2016

Portugal's wine exports to the UK grew 4% in value in 2015, according to figures released yesterday by ViniPortugal.

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Wines from Spain to showcase innovation and diversity at 2016 tasting

Published:  03 March, 2016

Wines from Spain will this year be hosting its 27th annual trade fair at London's Tobacco Dock on Thursday, April 14.

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Champagne de Castelnau unveils limited release Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2003

Published:  03 March, 2016

Champagne de Castelnau is to release a rare Blanc de Blancs from the challenging 2003 vintage.

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Croft Pink raises profile with new 50cl bottle

Published:  02 March, 2016

The Fladgate Partnership has released a new 50cl bottle for its Croft Pink Rosé Port designed to appeal to both the on- and off-trade.

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Wine Australia expands ProWein showcase to reflect diversity

Published:  01 March, 2016

Wine Australia will be celebrating the storied history of Australian wines at its largest showcase yet at ProWein this month.

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Matthew Clark introduces virtual-reality wine-tasting concept at annual tasting

Published:  01 March, 2016

Leading on-trade distributor Matthew Clark is to offer visitors to its annual trade tasting this what it believes is the UK's virtual-vineyard wine-tasting experience.

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KWV targets premium gap in the market with North South Wines

Published:  29 February, 2016

Leading South African wine producer KWV has appointed North South Wines as its UK distributor, taking over from Leeds-based Bottle Green, which was acquired by Kingsland Drinks early last year.

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Vranken Pommery launches Provence and Camargue rosés in the UK

Published:  29 February, 2016

Champagne house Vranken Pommery Monopole is releasing a range of 2015 vintage rosés from its Camargue and Provence vineayards on the UK market as the popularity of drier, Provence-style rosés continues to grow.

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German Pinots thriving ahead of 2016 promotional drive

Published:  29 February, 2016

Wines of Germany is planning a major promotional push on Pinot wines this year, as data from Neilsen confirms huge UK growth over the past year.

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New Zealand's Craggy Range switches to Bibendum PLB

Published:  29 February, 2016

New Zealand premium single-vineyard winery Craggy Range has moved its UK distribution from Louis Latour Agencies to Bibendum PLB.

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Berry Bros & Rudd in promotional drive for Virginia Wines

Published:  26 February, 2016

Berry Bros & Rudd customers who buy a six-bottle mixed case of Virginia wines may win a four-night trip to the wineries of Virginia, as part of a promotion with Virginia Wine which will run throughout March.

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