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Finding the place of Cava de Paraje

Published:  05 December, 2017

Without the quality ladders of tiered local classifications, Cava de Paraje amounts to little more than a series of “remote Grand Cru islands”, argues Miquel Hudin.

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WSET appoints first dedicated on-territory US team

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed its first dedicated on-territory team for the US wine and spirits market.

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Berry Bros & Rudd ups stake in Anchor Distilling Company

Published:  05 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has increased its shareholding stake of Anchor Distilling Company (ADC).

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Co-op claims UK first with Lebanese Fairtrade wine

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Co-op has claimed a UK first with the launch of Côteaux les Cèdres - the first wine from Lebanon and the Middle-East to have both Fairtrade and organic certifications.

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Copestick Murray acquires Free Run Wines

Published:  04 December, 2017

Copestick Murray has acquired Free Run Wines for an undisclosed sum just over a month after it bought a 40% stake in The Slurp Wine Company.

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Subscription service pushing Italian wines set for launch

Published:  04 December, 2017

A new subscription service aimed at pushing Italian wine in the UK is set for launch next week.

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Armit Wines releases 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904

Published:  04 December, 2017

Armit Wines has today released the 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904.

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DEFRA minister quizzed by trade on timetables and trade-route worries

Published:  01 December, 2017

Disruption at ports like Dover and the impact of drawn-out Brexit negotiations were two of the concerns raised at a meeting of the trade and Defra Food and Drink Minister, George Eustice.

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New M Wine Bar ups stakes in London's wine by the glass offer

Published:  01 December, 2017

The hybrid M Restaurant and Wine Store in Victoria has further evolved its vinous offer with the introduction of a wine bar and what it says is “the largest collection of perfectly preserved wines by the glass in London”. 

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Turkey sets sight on 'quality' export markets

Published:  30 November, 2017

Wines of Turkey held their third annual London tasting yesterday with producers – suffering high domestic sales taxes and growing local restrictions on promotions and sales – eager to boost exports beyond the  traditional markets, Germany and the US.

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McGuigan reveals plans to tap thirst for single varietals

Published:  30 November, 2017

McGuigan has revealed a line a NPD poised to hit shelves next year in a bid to tap Brits’ increasing thirst for single varietals wines.

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WSET reveals annual awards nominees

Published:  29 November, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the nominees for two of its most prestigious awards – Educator of the Year and Outstanding Alumni.

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The pros and cons of importing direct

Published:  29 November, 2017

Bypassing the traditional middleman can be tempting for indie merchants says Chris Wilson, who looks at the highs and lows of importing direct.

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The creation of Priorat Singulars

Published:  29 November, 2017

A new association of producers from Catalonia’s DOQ Priorat officially presented their new Priorat Singulars group in Barcelona on 27 November, representing a new initiative to raise the profile of the region's very top wines.

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New reference point for English wine with first EU cross-border appellation approval

Published:  28 November, 2017

Wines of England may be known for their sparkling production, but their still wines now have a new cool climate reference point to compare with.

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The Pack Outsider

Published:  27 November, 2017

Wine is thinking inside the box again when it comes to new formats, recognising that consumers want both smaller and more sharing possibilities. By Lisa Riley

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Dragon backs new sugar-free wine range

Published:  27 November, 2017

Investors have backed the healthy drinking trend by ploughing funds into a range of new Italian wines which are tipped to be completely sugar and carb free.

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Five sommeliers from across the UK and Ireland recipients of NZW scholarship

Published:  27 November, 2017

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) today announced that five out of its eight European recipients of its 2018 International Sommelier Scholarship are from the UK and Ireland.

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Meet the buyers: James Hocking, The Vineyard Cellars

Published:  27 November, 2017

Harpers gets the lowdown from specialist retailer buyer James Hocking, wine director at The Vineyard Cellars

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Three Choirs launches ‘first release’ still white for the first time in six years

Published:  27 November, 2017

Three Choirs Vineyards has launched a ‘first release’ still white wine for the first time in six years.

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