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When in Rome implements climate footprint labels

Published:  11 October, 2021

When in Rome, the Stroud-based wine company, has revealed that it has become the first wine brand in the UK to implement a climate footprint label on its packaging.

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New double bill sparkling launch for Graham Beck

Published:  11 October, 2021

South Africa’s leading sparkling wine brand in the UK market Graham Beck has launched a new ‘double bill’ named Yin & Yang, as part of its artisan collection.

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Diversity scholars recognised at The 2021 Golden Vines Awards

Published:  11 October, 2021

The 2021 Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships have been awarded to Angela Elizabeth Scott from the USA and Dr Erna Blancquaert from South Africa.

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Wine Drinkers UK call for wine duty freeze

Published:  07 October, 2021

A combination of climate change, labour shortages and increased shipping costs are threatening Britain’s wine supplies, with price rises likely to follow, Wine Drinkers UK (WDUK) has claimed.

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Moët Hennessy signs partnership with Coravin

Published:  07 October, 2021

Moët Hennessy has agreed a strategic partnership with global wine technology company Coravin that will promote by-the-glass consumption of Champagne and sparkling wines.

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Revolution sees strong trading from pent up demand

Published:  07 October, 2021

Pent up demand has seen Revolution Bars, the 67-strong bar group, report strong trading well ahead of expectations.

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New campaign calls for Chancellor to keep VAT at 12.5% to support hospitality recovery

Published:  07 October, 2021

A major new campaign – #VATsEnough – is calling on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to make the 12.5% VAT rate permanent for hospitality and tourism.

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Long Read: Will vogue for organic grow beyond pandemic?

Published:  07 October, 2021

The organic market, along with its wine and beer subdivision, swelled during the past year, but whether this was a spur-of-the-moment spike driven merely by the pandemic remains to be seen. Callum Saunders, planning director at Zeal Creative, dives into the UK trend to explore whether organic wine and beer is set to be a staple in the drinks sector.

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Investment shortfall highlighted as PM tells hospitality to fund its skills and pay gap

Published:  06 October, 2021

The hospitality sector is expected to invest in funding the sector’s skills and pay gap itself, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled.

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Côtes de Bordeaux to host virtual trade training event

Published:  06 October, 2021

A dedicated virtual trade training event to explore the wines of Côtes de Bordeaux is being held on 19 October 2021.

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Alliance Wine strengthens team with new appointments

Published:  06 October, 2021

Alliance Wine has revealed it has strengthened its business with two new appointments.

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A third of consumers to stockpile drink and food products for Christmas

Published:  06 October, 2021

A third (34%) of consumers either have or are considering purchasing food and drink for Christmas before the end of October, new research has revealed.

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NTIA calls Welsh Covid passport vote a ‘shambles’

Published:  06 October, 2021

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) has called the vote on the introduction of Welsh Covid passports a ‘shambles’ and has called for an urgent revote.

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Feudi di San Gregorio obtains Equalitas Corporate certification

Published:  05 October, 2021

Feudi di San Gregorio, one of southern Italy’s major wine companies, has obtained Equalitas Corporate certification for the year 2021.

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Prosecco Superiore reports ‘excellent quality’ harvest

Published:  05 October, 2021

Producers in the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG in Veneto are reporting an excellent quality 2021 harvest.

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New vocational hardship initiative launched by The Drinks Trust

Published:  05 October, 2021

The Drinks Trust has unveiled the launch of a new vocational hardship initiative called Develop, a scheme designed to lift people out of long-term hardship and help tackle the staff and skill shortage in the drinks hospitality sector.

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Kingsland Drinks signs new partnership with The Iconic Estate

Published:  05 October, 2021

Kingsland Drinks has agreed a new partnership with Romanian wine producer – The Iconic Estate – in a move to further broaden its offering.

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Hospitality leaders fight to recruit and retain staff as labour shortages bite

Published:  04 October, 2021

One in six (16%) hospitality jobs currently lie vacant, triggering intense competition among firms to recruit and retain team members, the latest Business Confidence Survey from CGA and Fourth has said.

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Cross-industry call for permanent lower VAT rate

Published:  04 October, 2021

Following the recent call from The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) for the Treasury to extend the hospitality VAT reduction, leading trade bodies from the hospitality and tourism sector have aligned to add their voice to the plea.

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Cantine Settesoli renews sustainability commitment

Published:  04 October, 2021

Leading Sicilian co-operative Cantine Settesoli has renewed its commitment to environmental sustainability by implementing Alta Qualità Bio (AQB) as part of its 2021 agricultural campaign.

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