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Oregon: On pushing Pinot Noir

Published:  10 April, 2018

Oregon has become the Pinot Noir capital of the Pacific Northwest. Jo Gilbert traces its evolution to the modern winemakers now redefining the grape

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Lea & Sandeman talks renewed wholesaling focus

Published:  10 April, 2018

Quality London retailer and wholesaler Lea & Sandeman is putting renewed focus into re-building its on-trade wholesale arm, following the tragic death of founding member Patrick Sandeman in 2012.

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Rioja unveils new global brand identity as part of €11m push

Published:  10 April, 2018

Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja has unveiled a new brand identity introducing a ‘Saber quién eres' global brand message for the region.

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Comité Champagne signs up as WSET Corporate Patron

Published:  10 April, 2018

Comité Champagne has signed up as a bronze level Corporate Patron of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).

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Flint Wines brings Californian cult winery Mail Road to the UK

Published:  10 April, 2018

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Santa Barbara County cult winery Mail Road.

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Champagnes and Châteaux adds l’Aventure Winery to portfolio

Published:  10 April, 2018

Champagnes and Châteaux has added Paso Robles agency l’Aventure Winery to its stable.

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First UK tasting for CEVI

Published:  09 April, 2018

The European Confederation of Independent Wine Growers (CEVI) has announced it will hold its first UK tasting in May this year.

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Chapel Down reveals first beer NPD following appointment of previous Brewdog MD

Published:  09 April, 2018

Chapel Down has via its beer arm, Curious Brewery, launched a series of small batch beers – the first NPD from the producer since it appointed previous Brewdog MD Gareth Bath as its ‘MD of beer’ in October last year.

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Symington hails 2016 Vintage Port year

Published:  09 April, 2018

The Symington Family has declared 2016 a Vintage Port year, marking only the fourth Vintage declaration of all the family’s Port companies since 2000.

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Borough Wines partners with Liam Steevenson MW to launch wines and events

Published:  09 April, 2018

Borough Wines has joined forces with Liam Steevenson MW to launch a collaborative own-label wine range alongside a series of events.

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Trivento TV partnership with Discovery Channel

Published:  06 April, 2018

Argentine wine brand Trivento has announced a new media partnership with Discovery Channel, to run from 6 April through December across four of the network’s outlets.

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Meet the buyer: Rachael Leach, director of private client sales, Swig

Published:  06 April, 2018

I got into the trade by accident, after finding out about WSET from an article for a level 2 course that came with (the real attraction) an accompanying daily lunch at José Pizarro’s restaurant. That love of wine and need to get involved was fostered by the blind-tasting team at university, and then a stint at Bancroft in the marketing department.

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Australian wine gets broader powers to protect nation’s wine reputation

Published:  03 April, 2018

New regulations put in place to protect the reputation of Australian wine exports have been introduced.

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Record breaking year for bottles of English and Welsh wine

Published:  03 April, 2018

A record number of bottles of English and Welsh wines were released onto the market last year, according to new HMRC data.

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Brown Brothers exits “unforgiving” UK market

Published:  02 April, 2018

Brown Brothers has announced it's exiting the UK market after more than 25 years.

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Winning at wine: HB Clark

Published:  30 March, 2018

Composite wholesaler HB Clark has a renewed focus on wine as a door opener for new trade. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Trade reactions to Conviviality collapse

Published:  29 March, 2018

In light of Conviviality’s fall from grace, following a tumultuous month which saw three profit warnings, its market value tumble, shares suspended and the departure of CEO Diana Hunter, Harpers has gathered opinions from across the drinks industry as the business prepares to file for administration

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Vinventions and Alplast announce screwcap deal

Published:  29 March, 2018

Wine closures specialist Vinventions has acquired the 30 x 60 wine screwcap business of Alplast S.r.l.

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Conviviality to file for administration after failing to raise emergency funds

Published:  29 March, 2018

Conviviality has confirmed the board has resolved to file notice of intention to appoint administrators following discussions with its lending banks.

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Provence wineries launch new venture to extend global reach

Published:  28 March, 2018

A new venture housing four Provence wineries has been launched in a bid increase sales and extend the global reach of their wines.

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