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IMW welcomes thirteen new Masters of Wine

Published:  02 December, 2021

The IMW (Institute of Masters of Wine) has expanded its ranks with the induction of 13 new members.

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Vagabond launches new AI somm subscription service

Published:  02 December, 2021

Independent hybrid retailer Vagabond has embraced the digital revolution with the unveiling of a new consumer-facing interface, driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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Chapel Down makes changes to executive leadership team

Published:  01 December, 2021

Chapel Down, the Kent-based English wine producer, has announced further changes to its senior team which it said would make further strides towards its vision to be the “number one and most celebrated English winemaker”.

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Burgundy superstars and Italian improvers drive interest at Wine Lister

Published:  01 December, 2021

Burgundy superstars and Italian quality improvers have been highlighted as important categories in the second annual report from auction site Wine Lister, called 2021 Wine Leagues.

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Worshipful Company of Distillers launches educational programme

Published:  01 December, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers (WCD) has launched an educational programme aimed at sharing its commercial and marketing knowledge with young distillers.

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Hallgarten invests in the future with office move

Published:  01 December, 2021

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has moved into offices to accommodate a post-pandemic flexible working environment.

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Bonterra achieves 'Climate Neutral' certification for its entire business

Published:  30 November, 2021

Californian brand Bonterra has laid claim to being the world's first organically-farmed, climate neutral certified wine.

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Virtual festival dedicated to ‘low-intervention’ wine launches this weekend

Published:  29 November, 2021

France’s only female Master of Wine has launched a new virtual wine festival Alive!, due to take place on 5 and 6 December.

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Languedoc producer launches inaugural NFT scheme

Published:  29 November, 2021

A boutique wine label in the Languedoc Roussillon has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.

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South Africa trade slams new travel ban

Published:  29 November, 2021

The international communities’ decision to prohibit travel to South Africa will have “significant implications” for the nation's struggling wine and tourism industries, according to oversight body VinPro.

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Vega Sicilia moves into Galicia

Published:  29 November, 2021

One of Spain's most prestigious labels has set its sights on producing white wines in the Galicia region, according to the Spanish press.

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Friday read: Prosecco DOC Rosé's future prospects

Published:  26 November, 2021

After years of intense lobbying by producers, the Prosecco Consortium finally allowed blended sparkling wine styles to be bottled under the 'Prosecco DOC Rosé' designation in 2020. Exports began in November last year, although there have been reports of a Pinot Noir shortage in 2021. Nevertheless, the category has got off to a flying start, with buoyant sales and an enthusiastic consumer reception. But how sustainable is this growth, and will it affect sales of 'ordinary' Prosecco?

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'OIV must embrace the digital revolution to stay relevant’

Published:  26 November, 2021

The director general of the OIV has called upon the global wine industry to more quickly embrace the opportunities afforded by new technologies, in order to stay relevant in a fiercely competitive world.

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CVNE to release second vintage of resurrected white Rioja

Published:  25 November, 2021

Leading Rioja winery CVNE will release a small volume of its 'new' white Rioja, Monopole Clasico Gran Reserva 2015, in 2022.

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Rosé's global success ‘partly based on luck’, says UK buyer

Published:  25 November, 2021

The triumphant march of the rosé category cannot solely be attributed to the marketing genius of its key stakeholders, according to Jeroboams wine director Peter Mitchell MW.

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Chilean multinational furthers sustainability drive

Published:  25 November, 2021

One of South America's largest wine producers has introduced a new set of sustainability requirements, including stringent rules pertaining to bottling and packaging.

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Treasury Wine Estates unveils domestic violence pledge

Published:  25 November, 2021

Australian multinational Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a domestic and family violence (DFV) pledge, outlining its commitment to prevent and respond to any domestic and family violence that may be impacting its team members.

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Dates confirmed for SITT Spring London and Manchester events

Published:  25 November, 2021

Harpers Wine & Spirits has confirmed the dates for its spring editions of SITT - The Specialist Importers Trade Tasting.

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Calorie labelling on alcoholic drinks gains pace

Published:  25 November, 2021

The latest market review released by the Portman Group has shown that almost half (47%) of alcoholic drinks sold in the UK now feature calorie information on labels, despite no legal requirement to do so.

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Hallgarten & Novum Wines finalises major hospitality deal

Published:  24 November, 2021

Hospitality and entertainment management company Delaware North has appointed Hallgarten to supply wines to its UK stadia contracts and travel locations.

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