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Olivier Dauga encourages French producers to adopt sustainable and organic practices

Published:  17 July, 2018

French wine consultant Olivier Dauga was in town last night to present a number of new conversion projects with wine producers in Bordeaux, South and South West France, which focus on organic conversion and sustainability.

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Northern talent dominates Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year

Published:  17 July, 2018

Alex Freguin, head sommelier at Moor Hall in Ormskirk, West Lancashire has been crowned the Champagne Taittinger UK Sommelier of the Year 2018.

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Back to nature

Published:  16 July, 2018

Alison Jane Reid asks if wine is the next culinary frontier to undergo a squeaky green, clean, organic and biodynamic makeover

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Vidal relocates to state-of-the-art winery to cement fine wine position

Published:  16 July, 2018

Vidal, one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries, has relocated from Hastings to a new state-of-the-art winery in the Gimbletts Gravels, Hawkes Bay.

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TWE gives Lindeman’s Bin ‘positivity’ makeover

Published:  16 July, 2018

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has given its Lindeman’s Bins portfolio a makeover as part of a global re-design.

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Sager + Wilde founder goes solo with Darling

Published:  12 July, 2018

Darling

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Mind the gap

Published:  12 July, 2018

Lisa Riley examines the issue of equal pay in the wine trade and finds shining examples of how not to discriminate

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Low alcohol wine still losing out to mocktails and beer

Published:  12 July, 2018

We know that consumers are more health conscious than ever before, with sustainably sourced avocado on toast becoming the zeitgeist for a generation which is also increasingly moderating its alcohol consumption.

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Nyetimber reveals plans to grow exports

Published:  12 July, 2018

Nyetimber has revealed plans to expand its international reach with the aim growing its exports to 20% in the next 10 years.

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Borough unveils own wine range made with Liam Steevenson MW

Published:  11 July, 2018

Borough Wines and Beers has launched its own range of wines produced in collaboration with Liam Steevenson MW.

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Concha y Toro gives online WineWise site overhaul

Published:  11 July, 2018

Concha y Toro has given its online WiseWine guide an overhaul to keep it relevant in a fast changing wine retail landscape.

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NZ Winegrowers sommelier scholarship applications open

Published:  11 July, 2018

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has today opened applications for the 2019 Sommit Scholarship for sommeliers from the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

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Majestic partners with Corkscrew to offer mix-six discount on single bottles

Published:  11 July, 2018

Majestic has partnered with free wine recommendation app Corkscrew to offer ‘mix-six’ discount on single bottles.

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FMV expands Italian menu

Published:  09 July, 2018

Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV), the in-house UK trade arm of Berry Bros & Rudd (BB&R), has expanded its Italian portfolio with the addition of Mastroberardino.

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Domaine du Grand Mayne turns focus on exports as it exceeds crowdfunding target

Published:  09 July, 2018

Domaine du Grand Mayne, a British owned winery in the Cote de Duras in France, has turned the focus on exports following a successful crowdfunding campaign.

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Lack of centralised name for English wine ‘huge lost opportunity’

Published:  09 July, 2018

The lack of a centralised name for English wine has been described as a “huge lost opportunity” and has spurred on research to unveil how to fulfil the category’s potential.

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British wine and gin under the spotlight ahead of Saturday's match

Published:  06 July, 2018

Ever wondered how much wine and spirits the UK exports to Sweden?

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Tim Atkin MW: Sorry Mr Parker, but the world has moved on

Published:  06 July, 2018

Robert Parker is one of the most talked about and divisive individuals in the world of wine. Now into his seventies and the twilight of his career, he still has the power to ignite heated discussions – even if his sway over the wineries, domaines and châteaux that once trembled before his judgments has largely vanished.

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China imports huge quantities of wine even as domestic consumption drops

Published:  06 July, 2018

Wine imports into China are continuing to soar, boosted by a strong-performing Australia, while overall Chinese consumption continues its downward trend.

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Spain’s Zamora Company targets 50% revenue growth in three years

Published:  05 July, 2018

Spain’s Zamora Company has revealed ambitious plans to grow revenue 50% by 2020.

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