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Bryant takes the hot seat as chief winemaker for Jacob's Creek

Published:  12 August, 2015

Pernod Ricard has appointed Ben Bryant as chief winemaker for its Jacob's Creek Australian wine brand, replacing Bernard Hickin, who will retire in June 2016.

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Insights: New wine preservation systems are helping to drive more wines by the glass

Published:  12 August, 2015

A growing demand for increasingly high-tech wine-preservation systems has given businesses an impressive array to choose from and is helping to drive more wines by the glass in various channels.

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Q&A: Rajeev Samant, founder, Sula Vineyards, India

Published:  11 August, 2015

In a country where the annual per-capita consumption is little more than a tablespoon of wine, setting up an Indian winery came with its fair share of challenges. Rajeev Samant the founder of Sula Vineyards talks about his success.

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Access Uncorked partners with Capital On Tap to unlock cashflow for wineries

Published:  07 August, 2015

Access Uncorked has announced an exclusive global partnership with small-business finance specialists Capital On Tap to provide a range of innovative financial services to wineries.

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Majestic finance chief steps down

Published:  07 August, 2015

Nigel Alldritt, group chief financial officer and company secretary of Majestic Wine, is to leave the company in November.

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AI better than humans at predicting value of wine, new study finds

Published:  07 August, 2015

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be successfully used to predict fluctuations in the price of fine wines, according to a recent study from researchers at University College, London.

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L'Avenir to launch Provence-style premium rosé at Cape Wine 2015

Published:  06 August, 2015

Stellenbosch estate, L'Avenir is to launch a new premium rosé at Cape Wine in September. The wine, named Glenrosé, will be 100% Pinotage.

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Louis Latour poaches Nightingale from McKinley Vintners

Published:  06 August, 2015

Louis Latour Agencies has announced the appointment of Guy Nightingale as its new key accounts manager.

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Majestic launches click-and-collect service for Naked Wine customers

Published:  06 August, 2015

Naked Wines has launched a click-and-collect service for its customers through the Majestic network of stores.

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Gosset and Frapin leave McKinley Vintners for Louis Latour Agencies

Published:  04 August, 2015

Louis Latour Agencies has poached both Champagne Gosset and Cognac Frapin from McKinley Vintners. The two prestigious brands - both owned by family group Renaud Cointreau - joined the Latour portfolio on 1 August 2015.

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English winery Giffords Hall aims to crowdfund major expansion drive

Published:  04 August, 2015

East-Anglian vineyard, Giffords Hall, has turned to crowdfunding website crowd2fund.com to raise capital. It is seeking £58,000 in return for a 5% equity share.

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Breaking News: Enotria acquires Coe Vintners

Published:  03 August, 2015

One of the UK's leading premium wine distributors announced it has acquired competitor Coe Vintners.

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Uruguay's Bodega Garzón débuts new wine range for UK market

Published:  03 August, 2015

Uruguayan winery Bodega Garzón plans to launch its new Colinas de Uruguay brand at this year's Emerging Regions Tasting.

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Wines of Portugal reveals winners of annual sommelier competition

Published:  03 August, 2015

Wines of Portugal has announced the winners of its Wine Quest sommelier competition. First place went to Christophe Richelet of Taberna do Mercado with Maggie Mak of Maze by Gordon Ramsay named as runner up.

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Will Greenwood teams with Wolf Blass to find world's greatest ever rugby players

Published:  03 August, 2015

Australian wine brand Wolf Blass has teamed up with Will Greenwood, a key player in England's 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning team, to launch a rugby-themed UK promotion.

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SPI launches new luxury wine division with Arinzano acquisition

Published:  31 July, 2015

International wine and spirits producer the SPI Group has acquired the Spanish Arinzano Winery for its new luxury wine division, HEW Holding.

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Nyetimber lands partnership with Goodwood Racecourse

Published:  27 July, 2015

Nyetimber, one of England's leading sparkling wine producer, has announced a three-year partnership with Goodwood Racecourse.

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Jerry Lockspeiser encourages us all to break free and rebel when it comes to wine

Published:  27 July, 2015

You know that feeling. For years you have been doing something that seems slightly illicit, almost shameful, then out of the blue someone knowledgeable tells you it's OK. You don't have to hide it any more. And you discover you are not alone. Lots of other people are doing it too. In fact it might even be a good thing!

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Retail volumes ahead by 4% over the year but price deflation holds revenue growth back says ONS

Published:  24 July, 2015

Retail sales volume grew in June on an annual basis for the 27th consecutive month according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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Waitrose sees mini bottles of wine surge in sales to 82% ahead of a year ago

Published:  24 July, 2015

Waitrose says sales of mini bottles of wine have soared in recent weeks as the trend for single serve sizes accelerates.

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