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Guy Woodward: My 10 New Year’s resolutions

Published:  11 January, 2018

1. DRINK WHEN I WANT

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Boutinot partners with Cantine Riondo

Published:  11 January, 2018

Boutinot has partnered with Italian producer Cantine Riondo to become the exclusive UK agent for wines targeted at the UK multiple off-trade.

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Great Wine Estates signs distribution deal with Voyager Estate

Published:  11 January, 2018

Wine Estates (GWE) has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Voyager Estate, taking over from Justerini & Brooks.  

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Top 5 wine predictions for 2018

Published:  10 January, 2018

Wine Intelligence has provided its top five predictions for the coming year.

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The Co-op expands vegan portfolio with 23 wines

Published:  09 January, 2018

The Co-op is set to expand its vegan wine portfolio with 23 new offerings by the end of 2018, taking it to 100 lines.

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Buckingham Schenk introduces new brand

Published:  09 January, 2018

Buckingham Schenk has launched a new brand called Latis in response to the growing trend for Malbec and wines from Cahors.

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British wine trade figures receive top French accolade

Published:  09 January, 2018

Four prominent figures from the British wine trade have received the ‘Ordre du Mérite Agricole’ from the French Ambassador, Jean-Pierre Jouyet.

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Majestic reports strong Christmas sales

Published:  09 January, 2018

Majestic Wine saw bumper trading over the Christmas period with group sales increasing by 3.2% compared to last year.

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Pebblebed Vineyards founder Geoff Bowen passes away

Published:  08 January, 2018

Geoff Bowen, founder of Devon vineyard Pebblebed, has passed away.

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Halewood reports 100% leap in net profits

Published:  08 January, 2018

Halewood Wines and Spirits has reported a 100% leap in net profits for the year ending 1 July, 2017.

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Chinese investor Peter Kwok buys seventh Bordeaux vineyard

Published:  08 January, 2018

Chinese investor Peter Kwok has acquired his seventh vineyard in Bordeaux with the purchase of Château Bellefont-Belcier - a Grand Cru Classé estate in Saint-Emilion.

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Nick Hyde takes over as WSET chairman

Published:  08 January, 2018

Nick Hyde has taken over from James Simpson MW as chairman of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Board of Trustees.

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Average on-trade red bottle price rises £8 in a year thanks to premium upswing

Published:  05 January, 2018

Wine prices have seen significant upward movement in the on-trade, new research suggests, with red in particular receiving a generous boost from a rise in premium listings.

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UK Agents: are you being served?

Published:  04 January, 2018

I wish to be cremated… one tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in my contract,” quipped Groucho Marx of the breed that acts for the stars. Finding humorous quotes at the expense of agents is easy work, whether levelled at the acting or commercial world, with these designated business representatives – popularly the “10 percenters” – coming in for flack for apparently sitting back while counting their cut for little in return. 

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Gin sales boom with 45% growth at Christmas

Published:  04 January, 2018

Gin was the runaway success of the last minute Christmas booze run, with shoppers buying a huge 45% more in the week before the big day than 2016.

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Liberty Wines bolsters NZ with Marlborough addition

Published:  04 January, 2018

Liberty Wines is bolstering its already strong New Zealand collection in order to keep in step with the continued popularity of Marlborough sauvignon blanc.

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Meet the Buyers: Darren Willis, owner, Grape & Grind

Published:  03 January, 2018

Like many professionals working in the trade, a career in wine was never part of the original plan – I studied mechanical engineering at university, graduating in 1997. Yet after completing a WSET course in London, I applied for a position at Harvey Nichols in 2001. I soon fell in love with both the people and subject, a passion that endures today.

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H2Vin enters strategic partnership with Bruno Murciano

Published:  03 January, 2018

Wine wholesaler and importer H2Vin has entered into a strategic partnership with Spanish wine specialist and de Vinos owner Bruno Murciano.

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London's first bulk wine show opens for business

Published:  03 January, 2018

London’s first bulk wine show is now open for registration, offering buyers, brokers, retailers and producers the chance to find out more about this booming section of the UK wine industry.

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Accolade appoints David White UK head of marketing

Published:  02 January, 2018

Accolade Wines has appointed David White to the role of UK marketing director, with effect from January 4th 2018.

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