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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.


Bulk wine navigates rough waters

Published:  04 May, 2021

How have Covid-19 and Brexit affected the bulk wine business? Lucy Britner talks to producers around the world about the benefits of bulk and the challenges the past 12 months have brought


Spanish bulk wine exports collapse

Published:  07 September, 2020

Bulk wine exports from Spain plummeted during the Covid-19 crisis, according to data from the Bulk Wine Club.


Lanchester launches ‘enhanced service’ to support indies

Published:  14 April, 2020

Lanchester Wines has launched a specialist service to help support indies during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Q&A: David Gill MW, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  02 March, 2020

With carbon emissions increasingly under scrutiny, Kingsland’s resident MW and head of specialist sales & wine development, tells Andrew Catchpole about enlightening the trade on bulk shipping and premium wines with less environmental impact


Lanchester adds High Side to ‘boutique bulk’ range

Published:  27 January, 2020

Lanchester Wines has expanded its range of ‘boutique bulk’ wines with the exclusive UK launch of High Side - a high altitude single vineyard Malbec.


Bulk savings

Published:  02 September, 2019

Importing wine into the UK in bulk used to be all about saving money. Now it’s about saving the planet, too, as Simon Jack reports.


Half of China's middle class population drinks imported wine

Published:  01 August, 2019

Despite falling wine import volumes, China continues to mature as a market, according to the latest country report from Wine Intelligence.


Bulk selling in a digital world

Published:  19 February, 2019

The launch of a new trading platform for the drinks trade promises to disrupt existing business models. Jo Gilbert investigates


Premium and new formats offer big opportunities for bulk wine market

Published:  28 November, 2018

With the global 2018 harvests bringing the world’s wine supply back into greater balance, the market is evolving to allow greater fluidity in supply, to the benefit of premium bulk players and smaller volume buyers, with differing formats cited as key to future consumer engagement and sales.


Five wines awarded grand gold medals for bulk sales

Published:  26 November, 2018

Five wines have been awarded grand gold medals at the International Bulk Wine Competition.


WBWE goes to China

Published:  21 November, 2018

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition (WBWE) has revealed it is set to hold its first exhibition in China next year.


Profile: Kingsland Drinks

Published:  21 March, 2018

By taking an holistic approach from sourcing to supply, Kingsland Drinks is injecting innovation along the way. Andrew Catchpole reports 


Balance of power shifts to producers as bulk wine outstrips bottled supply

Published:  27 February, 2018

Unpredictability is the new norm, securing supply has become more critical than price and power has shifted from buyers to producers.


London’s first bulk wine show reflects growth of premium private label

Published:  23 February, 2018

IBWSS London opens its doors to the UK trade on 26 and 27 February against the backdrop of a market that has seen huge growth in bulk shipping and in-market bottling, along with the rise of premium private label.


Bulk wine experiences huge growth, but vintage shortfall looms

Published:  21 February, 2018

It was once the preserve of the cheap and cheerful end of supermarket wine ranges, but the bulk wine market has seen considerable growth in the past decade, buoyed by improvements in shipping and bottling, competitive pressure on costs and margins, and increased concerns about the environmental impact of lugging heavy bottles of wine around on the back of trucks.


The Oxford Wine Company officially leaves Vindependents

Published:  20 February, 2018

The Oxford Wine Company has officially left Vindependents.


London's first bulk wine show opens for business

Published:  03 January, 2018

London’s first bulk wine show is now open for registration, offering buyers, brokers, retailers and producers the chance to find out more about this booming section of the UK wine industry.


Big squeeze tipped for 2018 as lower volumes and tighter margins predicted

Published:  06 November, 2017

What is shaping up to be the smallest vintage in 50 years is predicted to cause a “dramatic decline in wine availability going into 2018”, with the lower-price tiers of the European industry expected to be the worst affected.


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.