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Bourgogne 2019 vintage an ‘exceptional but peculiar one'

Published:  04 October, 2019

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has described the 2019 vintage as “without doubt a peculiar one”, adding the grape quality was "exceptional and "worthy of a year with a nine".  

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Wine club collapse prompts major sell-off

Published:  04 October, 2019

Over 4,000 bottles of fine wine are to go under the hammer in an online auction next week following the collapse of Lincolnshire-based wine club 3D Wines.

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Amathus expands Greek portfolio

Published:  04 October, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Greek portfolio with the addition of Markou Vineyards and Papaioannou.

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Pernod Ricard consolidates business in France

Published:  03 October, 2019

French giant Pernod Ricard is consolidating in an effort to cut costs after it emerged that sales in France have fallen by €60 million (£53.4 million) over the past two years.

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Gymkhana star takes home Sud de France UK Sommelier gong

Published:  03 October, 2019

A new winner has been crowned the Sud de France UK Sommelier of the Year after finalists went head-to-head to put their skills and knowledge to the test under the eyes of the judges.

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Cava ramps up Christmas campaign

Published:  03 October, 2019

Cava is to target key markets UK and Belgium in the Christmas run up with a new initiative designed to raise awareness of its premium wines.

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MUP: alcohol sales rise near Scottish border

Published:  02 October, 2019

Alcohol sales in English supermarkets close to the Scottish border have spiked following the ban on cheap alcohol in Scotland, new research suggests.

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Wine enthusiasts urged to share vinous-related pictures

Published:  02 October, 2019

Wine enthusiasts with a passion for photography are being urged to share their vinous-related pictures on International Wine Photography Day.

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Leading Langhorne Creek wineries join forces to raise profile

Published:  02 October, 2019

A number of Langhorne Creek’s leading wineries and industry bodies have joined forces in a bid to grow the region’s profile among industry players and drinkers.

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Tesco CEO to leave in shock departure

Published:  02 October, 2019

Tesco boss Dave Lewis is to step down as CEO next year after serving five years in the role.

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Naked Wines sells Lay & Wheeler to Coterie for £11.3m

Published:  02 October, 2019

Naked Wines has sold Lay & Wheeler to Coterie for £11.3m.

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Jeroboams adds Domaine Pierre Damoy to portfolio

Published:  01 October, 2019

Jeroboams has signed a deal as the exclusive UK distributor of Burgundy producer Domaine Pierre Damoy.

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Female to lead Gin Guild for the first time

Published:  01 October, 2019

The Gin Guild is to appoint a female head for the first time later this month.

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Halewood opens bar and rum distillery in Bristol

Published:  01 October, 2019

Halewood Wines & Spirits has opened a bar, distillery and rum school in Bristol on the site of the former Jamie’s Italian on Park Street.

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Chapel Down sees sales soar but profits hit by investment

Published:  01 October, 2019

Chapel Down, the English sparkling wine, spirit and beer producer has reported sales of 21% for the first half of the year alongside increased losses as it forges ahead with vineyard expansion and investment.

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Official industry ‘tipping’ body is formed

Published:  01 October, 2019

An official industry body for best practice around 'tipping' and service charges in the hospitality industry has been created. 

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Marussia signs up Constellation craft spirits for UK

Published:  30 September, 2019

Importer Marussia Beverages has partnered with Constellation Brands to distribute three of its craft-spirit brands in the UK.

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Golden State pushes affordability message with £50+ tasting

Published:  30 September, 2019

California Wines staged the second of its annual Collectible California tastings at the US embassy late last week, in what the organisers described as “probably the most expensive California tasting ever put on in London” in terms of bottles opened and poured.

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Rock Rose goes postal with recyclable pouches

Published:  30 September, 2019

Rock Rose has signed a deal with the Royal Mail which will make it the first gin to offer fully recyclable 70cl refill pouches.

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Jascots adds Domaine Les Goubert

Published:  30 September, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has added the Gigondas and Côtes du Rhône wines of Domaine Les Goubert to its Rhône portfolio.

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