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Argento unveils single vineyard organic Malbec

Published:  25 February, 2020

Bodega Argento has released a new single vineyard organic Malbec for the UK on-trade and independent retailers.

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Black Tower owner buys 16% stake in North South Wines

Published:  26 February, 2020

German winery Reh Kendermann, the producer of Black Tower, has acquired a 16% stake in North South Wines (NSW).

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Winner of UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge revealed

Published:  26 February, 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough, has won the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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TWE and Diageo cut profit guidance as coronavirus evolves

Published:  26 February, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Diageo have both trimmed their profit guidance for the second time this year as coronavirus continues to evolve.

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Mentzendorff wins Colombo agency

Published:  26 February, 2020

Rhône Valley winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo has appointed Mentzendorff & Co as his exclusive agent in the UK.

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LWF reveals Wine Buyers Awards shortlist

Published:  25 February, 2020

London Wine Fair (LWF) has revealed the shortlist for its new Wine Buyers Awards.

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McGuigan launches premium red blend range in UK

Published:  26 February, 2020

Australia’s McGuigan Wines has unveiled a new premium range of wines in the UK.

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Kingsland opens its £1.2m canning line

Published:  25 February, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has opened its £1.2m canning line at its Irlam, Manchester, site.

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New UK commercial director for William Grant

Published:  25 February, 2020

Leading UK spirits producer William Grant & Sons has made Joanna Austin its commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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Top Selection wins entire Duckhorn range

Published:  25 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to distribute the whole portfolio of US producer Duckhorn in the UK.

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New group CFO for Quintessential

Published:  24 February, 2020

International spirits producer Quintessential Brands has appointed Alex Pollard as its new group chief finance officer.

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NZ research winery to open

Published:  24 February, 2020

The Bragato Research Institute (BRI), New Zealand winegrowers’s new research winery, is to open on 27 February.

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Govt immigration plans to disrupt hospitality sector

Published:  24 February, 2020

The hospitality sector fears damage from the government’s new point-based immigration plan, a new survey has revealed.

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Vivino faces legal challenge in Sweden

Published:  24 February, 2020

Vivino, the leading wine app is facing legal trouble in Sweden, the Times is reporting this morning.

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BBR takes the plunge at $3.9m Napa Auction

Published:  23 February, 2020

British merchant Berry Bros & Rudd was among the winning bidders at the annual Premiere Napa Valley Auction on Saturday, which raised $3.9m in support of Napa Valley Vintners.

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Top Argentine winery launches in UK

Published:  21 February, 2020

Leading Argentine winery Bodega Estancia Mendoza has launched its wines into the UK market.

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UK winner of Bacardí cocktail competition revealed

Published:  21 February, 2020

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes won the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition at an event in London last night.

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Friday Read: Hospitality is in for a rough ride

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wine duty hikes, currency devaluation, Brexit uncertainty – the Conservative government has been no friend of the wine trade. When the previous budget was unveiled in 2019, wine was the only drinks category to be hit with a duty rise. It was another ill-timed kick in the teeth for the trade, at a time when businesses were already coping with escalating overheads and staff shortages.

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Cheltenham partners with Accolade on premium offer

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wines from Fine Wine Partners, a division of Accolade Wines, will feature in an exclusive area at The Cheltenham Festival as part of a new arrangement.

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Villa Maria trials native plants as herbicides alternative

Published:  21 February, 2020

Villa Maria Estate has embarked on a trial using native plants and cover crops as an alternative to herbicides. 

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