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Friday read: The other Caucasus contender

Published:  15 December, 2023

Armenia has a thriving wine industry, as Jacopo Mazzeo discovers, but faces an uphill battle to establish itself on the world stage.


Rathfinny consolidates Asia Pacific foothold

Published:  31 August, 2023

Rathfinny Estate has announced a new partnership with leading Japanese importer Vin Passion, extending the producer’s reach in the Asia-Pacific region.


Italy’s hot topics

Published:  06 June, 2023


LWF exclusive: Ukrainian producers to set up import and distribution operation in UK

Published:  18 May, 2023

Wines of Ukraine is planning to launch its own import and distribution company in the UK, to help facilitate and grow exports to what its members see as a crucial market for boosting the profile of the country internationally.


Nova Scotia targets UK market

Published:  13 March, 2023

Wines of Nova Scotia landed in London late last week, with its first ever solo tasting aimed at the UK trade.


China to fast evolve beyond ‘safe’ Bordeaux blends

Published:  03 January, 2023

China’s burgeoning wine industry is set for its next phase of evolution, with dozens of ‘new’ varieties in the offing, according to Christelle Chene, international affairs director at Xige Estate.


Bulk rides high as global trade in wine grows

Published:  25 November, 2022

The global trade in wine continues to grow year-on-year, with bulk comprising an ever more important slice of that market, with the value of wines shipped in bulk rising, as more premium bulk gains share.


Nyetimber predicts record-breaking UK sparkling crop in 2022

Published:  26 September, 2022

Sparkling wine brand Nyetimber is poised to harvest a record area of vines – 325 hectares – to produce well over one million bottles of fizz from vintage 2022.


Friday read: Why whisky is bouncing back from the pandemic

Published:  01 July, 2022

Alan Hamilton, director of corporate finance at Johnston Carmichael, explains why whisky’s fortunes are on the rise in the global stage.


Powering up Pinot Grigio

Published:  19 May, 2022

With a new export drive underway to key markets including the UK, the DOC delle Venezie Consorzio is looking to put a premium bounce in the step of its Pinot Grigio, setting itself above the run-of-the-mill.


UK removes ‘retaliatory’ tariffs on American whiskeys

Published:  24 March, 2022

The Bourbon Alliance and its members have welcomed the announcement of a resolution to a trade dispute, which resulted in destructive tariffs on American Whiskeys. 


Georgia tasting to crown fast growth in UK

Published:  24 March, 2022

Wines of Georgia has confirmed dates for its 2022 press tastings against a backdrop of booming sales in the UK.


Portugal tasting returns to London, riding exports rise

Published:  23 March, 2022

After a two year hiatus due to Covid-19, Wines of Portugal is pulling out all the stops, showcasing over 600 wines and 10 different regions at the annual trade tasting next week.


Bulk wine goes with the tide

Published:  16 March, 2022

Bulk wine has been on a major journey over the past two years. Thanks to accelerated favourable perceptions around sustainability, an updated mindset seems to be in evidence in global markets as the acceptability of container shipping shores up the belief that ‘bulk’ is the way to save on both environmental and commercial costs.


NZ’s finest feels the squeeze

Published:  23 February, 2022

A distinctly herbaceous flavour profile and pro-sustainability winemaking have boosted New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to the status of global phenomenon. Jo Gilbert looks at where the shortages go from here.


Resetting Australia

Published:  01 February, 2022

With export markets yo-yoing in the wake of China’s trade tariffs, Australia is once again reassessing its place in the wine world. Andrew Catchpole reports.


New Zealand deal is a ‘win’ for business

Published:  21 October, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed news of a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand, which could lead to the removal of all tariffs on goods between the two countries.


Brits hoover up Portuguese wine as loss of tourism shows the “Portuguese don’t drink Port”

Published:  29 September, 2021

As the biggest consumers of wine per capita globally, it might be expected that domestic sales of Portuguese wines would have fared well over the course of the pandemic, where drinkers globally were largely turned onto local vinous offerings.


WSTA Summit: Beale outlines path for trade recovery

Published:  15 September, 2021

In his opening address at the WSTA Industry Summit 2021, CEO Miles Beale took an imaginary look back at the past decade from 2031 to highlight the lobbying and initiatives that the industry body has planned or instigated.


‘Nouvelle generation’ to drive Beaujolais export potential

Published:  10 December, 2020

With good recent vintages to its name and wines that sit squarely with the modern trend towards fresher, lighter styles, Beaujolais certainly appears to be well placed to capture the attention of a new generation of drinkers. Add in ‘ownership’ of Gamay, a distinctive and easy-to-like variety, and the region also offers a sense of discovery (or re-discovery for older drinkers) in a world awash with international grapes.