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WSTA launches Christmas campaign to turnaround sales of fortified wines

Published:  20 December, 2016

The UK wine trade and consumers alike are being called upon to 'Save Santa's Sherry' in a festive campaign from the WSTA.


World's oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

Published:  25 November, 2016

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose - the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.


Memorial service to be held for friends and colleagues of beloved trade member, Ben Campbell-Johnston

Published:  09 November, 2016

White wines of the Douro: Emerging from fortified's shadow

Published:  08 November, 2016

Famous for its Port fortified wines, far less is understood about the Douro's long history of white winemaking.


Popular b.f.t. organiser Ben Campbell-Johnston passes away

Published:  02 November, 2016

Respected and much-liked stalwart of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, will be missed by the trade


The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

Published:  21 October, 2016

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.


The future of fortified

Published:  19 October, 2016

Fortified wines may have been gaining traction in the UK, according to sommeliers and the on-trade, and they certainly fit well into the premium message, but export volume and value numbers have been mixed.


Sherry is celebrated in UK on-trade at the annual Great Sherry Tasting

Published:  13 September, 2016

At yesterday's annual Great Sherry Tasting, the category seems to be making head way, particularly in the UK on-trade as sommeliers and Michelin starred chefs sampled nearly 200 Sherries being poured.


Over 200 wines to be poured at The Great Sherry Tasting

Published:  19 July, 2016

The Great Sherry Tasting 2016, which is to be held on September 12, 2016, is expecting to host 40 producers and over 200 wines this year.


IWC 2016 Results: 2016 Champion wine winners

Published:  08 July, 2016

Last night at the annual International Wine Challenge awards dinner in London, five wines were crowned Champions and one wine took home the Champion of Champions award, recognised as some of the top gongs in the industry.


González Byass launches sherry vermouth for 'conscious' cocktail consumers

Published:  15 June, 2016

Sherry-makers González Byass are hoping to snare new customers in the on-trade with the launch of a new sherry vermouth based on a recipe from the 19th century.


Graham's expands Vintage Port Bond to be available to purchase as an individual bottle

Published:  10 May, 2016

Symington Family Estates famed port brand Graham's, will now offer single bottles of vintage port for sale during the year that it is harvested following the success of the Vintage Port Bond case offering last year.


Sherry en vogue at Wines of Spain masterclass

Published:  15 April, 2016

"We have to keep the fire burning". This was the message from distinguished Jerez winemaker Beltran Domecq at the sherry masterclass at Wines from Spain's yesterday, when quizzed on the future of the category and maintaining the wave of popularity that sherry is currently enjoying.


González Byass' Tio Pepe En Rama shipped to 19 countries this month

Published:  05 April, 2016

Tio Pepe En Rama is due to ship more of its unfiltered and unclarified fino sherry to more countries than ever before.


Armagnac Academies returns to London for one-day course

Published:  05 April, 2016

Drinks connoisseurs looking to increase their knowledge of one Europe's oldest spirits can sign-up for a professional one-day course, which is returning to London following a sold out event in New York.


Croft Pink raises profile with new 50cl bottle

Published:  02 March, 2016

The Fladgate Partnership has released a new 50cl bottle for its Croft Pink Rosé Port designed to appeal to both the on- and off-trade.


Taylor's Port takes home two from Cellars in the Sky awards

Published:  24 February, 2016

Taylor's has won two medals at the annual Cellars in the Sky awards, held at the Hilton London Bankside earlier this week.


Paul Symington: "Port needs to change with the times"

Published:  13 October, 2015

Paul Symington said that to ensure the future of the category, "Port needs to change with the times". He is optimistic that the recent success of aged tawny Ports is a step in the right direction for the category as whole.


Twitter tastings to run for International Sherry Week

Published:  09 October, 2015

Analysis: Port, a very British Tradtion

Published:  09 October, 2015

The Christmas trading period has historically been Port's chance to shine in the UK and this year looks set to be no exception.