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Circle of Wine Writers to continue online training programmes in 2022

Published:  12 November, 2021

The Circle of Wine Writers has revealed that it is to carry on into 2022 with its regular programme of Let’s talk about… webinars and Let’s taste… web-based tastings.

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Plumpton launches scientific sensory courses to meet demand

Published:  12 November, 2021

Plumpton Wine Division is rolling out two scientific wine sensory training courses as part of its WineSkills Program in response to customer demand.

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Long read: Alternative formats group refuses to let wine fall behind

Published:  12 November, 2021

As the COP26 Glasgow conference draws to a close, the UK wine trade moves a step closer to a more sustainable approach to wine packaging, with The Copper Crew, When in Rome, Graft Wine, BIB Wine, Canned Wine Co, and More Wine joining forces to form the Wine Traders for Alternative Formats association (WTAF).

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Majestic reveals the trends to watch this Christmas

Published:  12 November, 2021

Sparkling wine and Champagne, Beaujolais, Rosé, bag-in-box and wines from South Africa are tipped to be some of the top sellers this Christmas, Majestic Wines has predicted.

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Demand for NZ wine continues to grow as supply is squeezed

Published:  10 November, 2021

International demand for New Zealand wine continues to grow as export value reached $599M in the first quarter of the new export year, up 9% on the previous year.

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Dine-in occasions continue to increase as restaurants, pubs and bars grow share

Published:  10 November, 2021

Consumers are increasingly dining out with more going to restaurants, pubs and bars, the latest update to the Lumina Intelligence UK Eating Out Market Report 2021 has found.

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ProWein goes full steam ahead for 2022

Published:  09 November, 2021

ProWein, the world’s biggest wine show, is to be held as a physical event in March 2022.

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WSET education initiative to support indigenous students

Published:  09 November, 2021

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has launched a new initiative, as part of its diversity and inclusion programme, to help support indigenous students develop careers in the Australian drinks industry.

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Climate warning issued as global production continues losing streak

Published:  08 November, 2021

The OIV has put “extremely low” global production estimates for viticulture in 2021 squarely at the door of the climate crisis, stating there is “no vaccine” for the disastrous impacts of climate change.

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Bordeaux Wine Bar comes to London for festive season

Published:  08 November, 2021

The CIVB (Bordeaux Wine Council) is bringing its Bordeaux Wine Bar to Taste of London: The Festive Edition to promote the region's modern styles to UK consumers.

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Vinpro calls on SA government to make sustainable policies to help recovery

Published:  08 November, 2021

The South African wine industry has called on the Government to include sustainability in its plans to help in the recovery and growth of the sector and country.

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Majestic returns to TV screens with first ever Christmas advert

Published:  08 November, 2021

Majestic, the specialist wine retailer, is to hit TV screens this Christmas with a new national campaign.

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The Wine Society pledges to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Published:  08 November, 2021

The Wine Society is undertaking an ambitious project to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its business and supply chain by 2040 as part of its mission to be the most ethical and responsible wine retailer in the world.

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Viña Concha y Toro sees profit increase despite global logistics crisis

Published:  08 November, 2021

Chilean producer Viña Concha y Toro's profits increased by 15% in the third quarter boosted by a better product mix, increases in its domestic market and real estate income which partially offset the global logistics crisis that affected shipments.

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WineGB announces new board directors

Published:  04 November, 2021

Wines of Great Britain (WineGB), the national association for the English and Welsh wine industry, has made new appointments to its board of directors.

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Leading producers call for greater industry action over climate change

Published:  04 November, 2021

Twenty-two CEOs and senior leaders of International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) have written an open letter to all CEO’s in the wine industry calling on them to begin working towards net zero emissions by 2050.

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The Drinks Trust launches industry survey in the wake of the pandemic

Published:  04 November, 2021

The Drinks Trust has launched a new survey for 2021, which is seeking to establish how members of the hospitality and drinks industry are feeling in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

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Winner unveiled for AYALA SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year award.

Published:  04 November, 2021

Sally Abé has been selected as the winner of this year’s AYALA SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year award.

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Vindependents launches Groupage Europe to overcome Brexit challenges

Published:  04 November, 2021

Vindependents has managed to cut transit time from Europe to the UK from six weeks to two weeks, while shaving 20% off transports costs by launching a new a warehouse and distribution company in South-West France.

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Long read: Organic wine, climate crisis and what it means for brand identity

Published:  04 November, 2021

With COP26 pressing the urgency for action on climate crisis, Denomination’s CEO Rowena Curlewis stresses the need for producers to build change into their business strategies and examines what this means for packaging and identity.

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