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Multiples: Tips on the wine aisle

Published:  15 March, 2024

Waitrose is a cut above the other supermarkets when it comes to wine. James Bayley takes a look at the in-store wine specialists and what they have to offer shoppers perusing the wine aisle.


Analysis: 100 years of taxing times

Published:  16 February, 2024

Ahead of Harpers’ archives being moved to UC Davis, Andrew Catchpole dips into a 100-year-old issue


Harpers archive heads for California

Published:  07 February, 2024

One hundred and forty-five years of trade history is soon to cross The Pond, as the Harpers archive moves to a new home at UC Davis.


WSG names Preston Mohr as managing director

Published:  18 January, 2024

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG), a provider of wine study and certification programs, has announced Preston Mohr as its new MD.


WSET announces first beer course providers

Published:  10 January, 2024

The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the global leader in drinks education, has announced the first course providers to offer its Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Beer.   


Majestic announces best-ever Christmas trading

Published:  09 January, 2024

Wine retailer Majestic has announced its best-ever Christmas trading performance, boosted by six new store openings in 2023 and its growing B2B division, Majestic Commercial.


Curious Vines launches higher education support platform

Published:  11 December, 2023

Curious Vines, the online community connecting women in wine, has launched a support programme focusing on MW, MS, WSET Diploma and CMS Advanced qualifications.


Aidy Smith launches mentorship program for aspiring drinks writers

Published:  11 December, 2023

Founded by drinks presenter and journalist Aidy Smith, DRINKLUSIVE aims to support aspiring drinks writers and content creators from diverse communities. The scheme boasts the support of several industry leaders including Global Brands, Jancis Robinson MW and the WSET.


The Gérard Basset Foundation announces 18 new grants for 2023

Published:  04 December, 2023

The Gérard Basset Foundation has announced funding for 18 new grantee partners based in 11 different countries across five continents. The funding is expected to support over 300 individuals in the drinks trade.


LWC launches WSET training for its distribution teams

Published:  23 November, 2023

LWC Drinks, the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler, is rolling out WSET Wine training for its warehouse and distribution teams to help employees better understand “the journey of each bottle,” in its range.


WSET launches new industry talk series

Published:  20 November, 2023

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), has launched a series of industry talks on its global Events Hub, hosted on YouTube. The series will explore key topics impacting the global drinks industry and bring together a diverse range of experts to share their knowledge. 


Jeri Kimber-Ndiaye wins BIH award

Published:  17 October, 2023

Be Inclusive Hospitality announced the winners for its annual awards during a sold out ceremony at M Threadneedle Street, London last night (16 October). The evening, presented by chef and restaurateur Shelina Permalloo, was a celebration of businesses and individuals from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds in the hospitality industry. 


WSET to launch beer qualifications in 2024

Published:  02 October, 2023

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), the world’s largest provider of drinks education, is to launch two new beer qualifications, Level 1 Award in Beer and Level 2 Award in Beer, from February 2024.  


Millar moves on from Theatre of Wine

Published:  28 September, 2023

Jason Millar has relinquished his role as company director at Theatre of Wine, which he had held since 2018.


Wine industry makes strides in diversity

Published:  28 September, 2023

Dom Pérignon, the renowned Champagne House, announced today (28 September) alongside Liquid Icons and the Gérard Basset Foundation the winner of the new Dom Pérignon Golden Vines MW Scholarship.


Ellis Wharton Wines joins Harpers Sustainability Charter

Published:  11 September, 2023

Ellis Wharton Wines has become the latest signatory to the Harpers Sustainability Charter, an initiative designed to galvanise the trade into climate action.


Hallgarten aims for industry springboard with ‘Inclusivity’ WSET course

Published:  01 June, 2023

Specialist wine importer, Hallgarten & Novum Wines, has announced it is running an ‘Inclusivity in Wine’ course in conjunction with the WSET, which will offer places free of charge exclusively for members of the hospitality industry from diverse backgrounds.


LWF reveals 'mini preview' ahead of May opening

Published:  25 April, 2023

Held between 15-17 May at the London Olympia, the London Wine Fair (LWF) has revealed a preview of what attendees might expect from the UK’s largest drinks industry exhibition.


Majestic makes ‘biggest investment ever in pay’ for its staff

Published:  24 April, 2023

Majestic has made its biggest-ever investment in colleague pay to recognise the “expertise and experience” of store teams and shield its people from the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.


Laura Catena elected as new honorary president at WSET graduation ceremony

Published:  20 April, 2023

Dr Laura Catena was announced as the new honorary president of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) at its annual graduation ceremony at London’s Guildhall last night (19 April).