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Ridgeview Wine Estate wins popular award

Published:  29 January, 2016

The Ridgeview Wine Estate was last night proclaimed Sussex Drink Producer of the Year at the 10th annual Sussex Food and Drinks Awards held at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

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Copestick Murray expands again with new off-trade hire

Published:  29 January, 2016

Copestick Murray has underlined its rapid growth with a further key new appointment for its sales team.

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New Zealand wine exports hit record high

Published:  28 January, 2016

New Zealand exported a record £696 million-worth of wine in 2015, according to figures from New Zealand Winegrowers released today.

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Prestigious AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction announces 2016 return

Published:  28 January, 2016

The AfrAsia Bank Cape Wine Auction is set to return on February 12 and 13 this year.

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New Accolade Wine GM issues a 'word of warning' as Australian wines face a battle ahead

Published:  28 January, 2016

At the Australia Day Tasting held this week in London, Accolade Wines new general manager for the UK and Ireland Rob Harrison issued a 'word of warning' that challenges lay ahead for Australian wines, which now sits below the average price of wine of £5.83 at just £5.20.

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Exton Park partners with H2Vin for on-trade push

Published:  27 January, 2016

Newly launched Hampshire vineyard Exton Park has partnered with premium on-trade distribution specialist H2Vin to push its wines to restaurants and hotels in London and elsewhere.

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Vinho Verde 2016 annual London tasting revealed

Published:  27 January, 2016

The date of this year's annual Vinho Verde tasting has been announced.

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Inaugural Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition winner revealed

Published:  27 January, 2016

The winner of the inaugural Gekkeikan Masters Cooking Competition 2016 has been announced.

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New appointments at Bodega Volcanes de Chile to drive premium growth

Published:  26 January, 2016

Premium Chilean wine producer Bodega Volcanes de Chile has appointed British-born Ben Gordon as its new managing director.

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Renewed investment in Japanese wine as beer sales contract

Published:  26 January, 2016

Japan's drinks manufacturers are exploring the potential for winemaking in the country as the nation's drinkers turn away from beer, according to a report in the Nikkei Asian Review.

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Analysis: Catalonia's rebellious Penedès region

Published:  26 January, 2016

In Catalonia, a region that has been actively trying to secede from Spain for the last 300 years, Catalans are nothing if not determined to shake up the staus quo..

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Morrison's listing for Cellers Unió Priorat

Published:  25 January, 2016

Leading wine supplier Buckingham Schenk has secured a Morrisons listing for Señorio de Convey Priorat from its Spanish producer Cellers Unió.

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Strong Cockburn's Port sales drive category growth

Published:  25 January, 2016

Sales of leading Port brand Cockburn's rose 14% in 2015, owner Symington Family Estates announced today.

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Opened wines best preserved in a vacuum, new study shows

Published:  22 January, 2016

A vacuum is the best method of preserving the quality of a wine once opened, an study by the University of Burgundy has revealed.

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Maison M Chapoutier extends into Provence with new acquisition

Published:  22 January, 2016

Leading Rhône winery Maison M. Chapoutier has announced its acquisition of the Château des Ferrages vineyard in Provence for an undisclosed sum.

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London Wine Fair launches pop-up tastings for 2016

Published:  22 January, 2016

The London Wine Fair returns for its 36th annual show this year with the addition of a new pop-up tastings area.

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SVB predicts US wine consumption to decline for the first time in 20 years

Published:  22 January, 2016

In the Silicon Valley Bank's annual State of the Wine Industry 2016 report released yesterday the financial services firm predicts that this year US wine consumption per capita will fall for the first time in 20 years.

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Nederburg inks three-year sponsorship with African pro-cycling team

Published:  21 January, 2016

Leading South African wine brand Nederburg has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Africa-based professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data Qhubeka.

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Wines from Spain 2016 tasting date revealed

Published:  21 January, 2016

Tobacco Dock, London

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Insights: New Zealand wine styles and varieties diversify

Published:  21 January, 2016

New Zealand Winegrowers hosted the 35th annual trade tasting in London this week and the over 500 wines that were being poured demonstrated how New Zealand wine producers are looking to diversify the styles and varietals that are being exported. While this may be challenge to get consumers to understand some of the newer style Sauvignon Blancs being produced or take some convincing to get people to try a New Zealand red wine, it is an evolution that is exciting and needed for the wine regions within the country.

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