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Catalan grape variety Sumoll gains traction in the UK

Published:  03 October, 2017

They’re making noise in New York and now wines made from the recovered Catalan grape variety Sumoll, known as the Pinot Noir of the Mediterranean, are starting to make a splash in Britain.

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Berry Bros appoints new buyer for Italy

Published:  03 October, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has appointed Italian wine specialist Davy Zyw as buyer for the category.

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Hattingley and MWs Susie Barrie and Peter Richards launch English wine initiative

Published:  02 October, 2017

Hattingley Valley has joined forces with TV presenters Susie Barrie MW and Peter Richards MW to launch a charity-focused English wine initiative.

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Veeno continues rapid expansion with greater-london launch

Published:  29 September, 2017

Veeno, the Italian wine café, is bringing Italian Aperitivo to Greater London for the first time with the opening of its 16th site in Kingston-upon-Thames, next month.

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Global supply and brand building

Published:  27 September, 2017

With Europe poised to deliver a vintage shortfall, Andrew Catchpole talks to Rabobank strategist Stephen Rannekleiv about the positive effect for brand builders of a general tightening of global supply

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Australian Women in Wine Awards reveals 2017 winners

Published:  27 September, 2017

The cream of the crop of Australia’s women in wine gathered in London yesterday for the annual Wine Australia’s Women in Wine event, marking the first time it has taken place outside OZ.

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ProWein 2018 to focus on ‘craft’

Published:  27 September, 2017

ProWein, the must-attend premier wine and spirits business show in Europe, has revealed it’s turning the spotlight on craft spirits, beer and cider in 2018.

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Kaelo adds mobile iceless ice bucket

Published:  27 September, 2017

Kaelo, the iceless ice bucket brand, has added a mobile variant to its portfolio.

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IBWSS reveals speaker line up

Published:  27 September, 2017

The International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show (IBWSS) has unveiled the speaker programme for its first London event next year.

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Broadland Wineries appoints Paul Schaafsma as CEO

Published:  26 September, 2017

Broadland Wineries has appointed former Accolade Wines CEO Paul Schaafsma as its new CEO.

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Waitrose brings back ‘Drinks Festival’ for the second year running

Published:  26 September, 2017

Waitrose has announced it is bringing back its ‘Drinks Festival’, which the retailer ran for the first time last year.

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Friarwood poised to open second store

Published:  25 September, 2017

Friarwood is to open its second store early next month in Wimbledon Village, marking the first step in its expansion plans.

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Bibendum expands Sherry menu with La Guita

Published:  25 September, 2017

Bibendum has expanded its premium Sherry portfolio with the addition of La Guita.

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Wines from Rioja attaches consumer event to trade tasting

Published:  25 September, 2017

Wines from Rioja, the UK marketing arm of The Rioja Regulatory Council, is to run a consumer event directly following its 10 x 10 Trade Tasting on Tuesday, 3 October at Banking Hall, London.

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The Kitty Hawk opens wine bar

Published:  22 September, 2017

The Kitty Hawk restaurant in London has opened its own wine bar.

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Jerry Lockspeiser: The Problem with Natural Wine

Published:  19 September, 2017

Why aren’t “organic carrots” just called carrots? Why aren’t carrots grown with pesticides called “chemical carrots”?

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Independent profile: The Good Wine Shop

Published:  19 September, 2017

Andrew Catchpole drops in on The Good Wine Shop where a hybrid-focused refurb is the latest innovation primed to seduce wine drinkers from the south-west London ‘burbs

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West Country turns out for SITT Bristol

Published:  19 September, 2017

Yesterday saw the highly popular SITT show return to Bristol, with a high turnover of visitors and strongly positive response from the wine and spirits industry of the West Country.

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Wanderlust e-merchant sets out to help wine-lovers “explore”

Published:  19 September, 2017

New online wine merchant, Wanderlust, is being launched with the aim of bringing as yet undiscovered artisanal wines from around the world to the UK.

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Plaimont Producteurs re-introduces ‘long lost’ Tardif grape variety

Published:  14 September, 2017

Plaimont Producteurs, one of France’s leading co-operative, has gained permission to re-introduce long lost grape variety Tardif, which is thought to have been lost to phylloxera long ago.

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