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Q&A: Mission Estate's Giles James on toppling Cloudy Bay and looking beyond Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  31 March, 2015

Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery, may not yet be the most familiar of brand names in the UK wine world, but it has just managed to topple Cloudy Bay from its position as best selling New Zealand wine in the on trade. Helen Arnold caught up with UK business development manager Giles James to discover how it was achieved.

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Free Run Wines adds first Aussie winery to portfolio

Published:  31 March, 2015

Free Run Wines is adding its first Australian wine producer, Morambro Creek to its portfolio from next month

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Oddbins losses halve as turnover in England rises 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Oddbins saw turnover increase nearly 10% in England in the last 12 months, as it makes headway towards profitability.

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English sparkling producer Jenkyn Place adds first Blanc de Noir

Published:  31 March, 2015

Hampshire winery Jenkyn Place has added its first Blanc de Noirs to its range, which will be available from June.

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Bancroft wines restructures and strengthens the team as profits rise 10%

Published:  31 March, 2015

Bancroft Wines is restructuring to create four wine divisions dedicated to its key sales channels.

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Dufry to acquire majority stake in World Duty Free Group in "milestone" deal

Published:  30 March, 2015

Dufry's, a leading company in the travel retail sector, has reached a deal to acquire a 50.1% stake in World Duty Free Group (WDF) from Edizione.

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Naked Wines research finds consumers preferring higher alcohol wine

Published:  30 March, 2015

Naked Wines, the online wine retailer which crowdfunds independent winemakers through its customer base of over 250,000 'angels', has found that its consumers are favouring higher alcohol wines.

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New Zealand Winegrowers to host global events for Sauvignon Blanc Day

Published:  30 March, 2015

New Zealand Winegrowers Association is hosting a series of events to celebrate the sixth annual Sauvignon Blanc Day, which is set to be held on Frday 24 April.

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Coravin targets in home use as it starts to builds a Nespresso-style community

Published:  30 March, 2015

Coravin, the gadget that allows you drink wine without opening the bottle, is looking to broaden its reach in the UK through as it targets in-home users.

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Q&A: Coravin's new boss Frederic Levy on changing the way people access wine at home

Published:  30 March, 2015

Coravin's new boss Frédéric Levy talks about the gadget that is causing a stir in the on-trade and his plans to change the way people access and drink wine at home.

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Online wine merchant Swig targets on-trade as it appoints its first brand ambassador

Published:  27 March, 2015

Swig, the independent online merchant is ramping up its focus on the on-trade after appointing a new brand ambassador.

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Kingsland rolls out new insight to help retailers segment the category better

Published:  27 March, 2015

Kingsland wine is rolling out a new insight 'tool' that is says gives a complete mapping of UK wine consumption.

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ACS criticises new health report and calls for positive measures to support the high street

Published:  27 March, 2015

The Association of Convenience Stores has called for more support for the high street in response to yesterday's Royal Society for Public Health's report.

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Duty cuts last year benefited consumers and helped stem volume decline, WSTA claims

Published:  26 March, 2015

Last year's duty cuts have benefited consumers and helped halt volume sales declines, the latest research from the WSTA has found.

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Atherton to open London wine shop and tapas bar

Published:  26 March, 2015

Jason Atherton is opening a new wine shop and tapas bar in Marylebone in June.

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New on-trade campaign to highlight Aussie premium wines

Published:  26 March, 2015

A series of Australian themed wine events will be held in ten of London's top restaurants next month, as part of Wine Australia's new on-trade campaign.

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Benevolent Roof Gardens 'Pink Flamingo' London Wine Fair party tickets go on sale

Published:  26 March, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual 'Pink Flamingo' Roof Gardens Benevolent Party, which marks the end of the London Wine Fair.

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Concha y Toro's new research centre set to benefit wine industry throughout Chile

Published:  26 March, 2015

Concha y Toro hopes its new multi million pound research and innovation centre it has built in the heart of Chile's wine growing country will help the whole Chilean wine industry better understand what is possible from the country's wine producers.

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E&J Gallo extends Californian properties with acquisition of premium US brand J Vineyards

Published:  25 March, 2015
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Research questions government's "billions of units of alcohol" removed from market claim

Published:  25 March, 2015

A new study has questioned the government's claim that it has removed billions of units of alcohol from the market.

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