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Chapel Down adds gin-making experience to its London venue

Published:  24 September, 2019

English fizz producer Chapel Down continues to expand its footprint in the gin category with a new range of gin-based experiences at its new London venue.

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New Zealand winemakers prep for bicentenary celebrations

Published:  24 September, 2019

Not many wine regions can claim to know exactly when the first vine was planted in their country.

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Esporão adds Vinho Verde to its growing roll call

Published:  24 September, 2019

Leading Portuguese producer Herdade do Esporão is adding Vinho Verde to its growing portfolio of regions with the purchase of historic winery Quinta do Ameal.

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‘Seriously jammy’ proposition helps drive premium Accolade growth

Published:  24 September, 2019

Accolade Wines has reported “significant growth” for its mainstream premium brands, positioned at £6 to £10 in the UK market.

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Borough Wines restructures as specialist wine on tap wholesaler

Published:  23 September, 2019

Recently troubled merchant Borough Wines is back in the game, with new investment from its on-going backers, a strengthened operations team and the opening of a new kegging facility swinging the focus onto sustainable wine on tap delivery for wholesale clients.

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Wines of Hungary turns spotlight on Blaufränkisch

Published:  23 September, 2019

Wines of Hungary UK is turning the spotlight on Blaufränkisch at its Blue of the Danube tasting taking place next month.

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Nyetimber Releases second vintage of its 1086 prestige cuvée

Published:  23 September, 2019

Nyetimber has today released the 2010 vintage of its prestige cuvée, 1086, marking the second release of 1086 following the 2009 vintage launched last year.

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On-trade sector confidence dips to two-year low

Published:  23 September, 2019

Business confidence among the leaders of Britain’s pub and restaurant groups has taken a hit amid fears about the long-term impact of Brexit, pushing market optimism to its lowest ebb for two years, according to the latest quarterly Business Confidence Survey from CGA.

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Yalumba man wins Viticulturist of Year award

Published:  23 September, 2019

Nick Dry, nursery manager and viticulturist at Yalumba, won the Viticulturist of the Year award at the Gourmet Traveller WINE award dinner in Sydney last night.

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Friday read: Maxime's push to simplify German wine classification

Published:  20 September, 2019

In anticipation of the biggest reforms to German wine law in almost 50 years, Rheinhessen vintners are calling for a simpler approach to Germany’s baffling wine classification systems.

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Australian Wine Research Institute in global hunt for new boss

Published:  20 September, 2019

The Adelaide-based Australian Wine Research Institute is looking for new managing director to replace Dan Johnson, who is leaving the organisation.

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Off-Piste unveils new partnership with Piccini

Published:  20 September, 2019

Cheltenham-based importer Off-Piste Wines has become the exclusive representative for Italian producer Piccini in the UK multiple off-trade.

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Effects of climate change highlighted by new World Atlas of Wine

Published:  20 September, 2019

Climate change has transformed wine production globally, according to the latest edition of the World Atlas of Wine.

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UK drinks tax discriminates against women, finds research

Published:  20 September, 2019

The unequal distribution of duty on wine and beer is biased against women, according to research conducted on behalf of campaign group Wine Drinkers UK.

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Leading Port figure Ian Symington passes away

Published:  19 September, 2019

Ian Symington, a leading figure in the Port trade for nearly 50 years, has passed away.

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Miquel Hudin relaunches website with subscription model

Published:  19 September, 2019

Catalonia-based American wine writer Miquel Hudin has relaunched his website hudin.com as a subscriber-based portal.

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Vinpro and Stellenbosh University revive experimental vineyards

Published:  19 September, 2019

Vinpro and Stellenbosch University (SU) have joined forces to drive the revival of its experimental vineyards with the aim of turning it into a “world-class site for practical skills transfer”.

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GinKing wins US distribution with help from DIT

Published:  19 September, 2019

Surrey-based drinks producer GinKing has won a £90k export order from a US wine merchant.

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Hallgarten expands SA portfolio with Mulderbosh Vineyards

Published:  19 September, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive on- and off-trade distributor across the UK for South Africa’s Mulderbosh Vineyards.

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Mark Jarvis opens at Trade members club

Published:  19 September, 2019

Mark Jarvis of Holborn’s Anglo restaurant is to start a residency at Trade, the Soho-based members’ club for the hospitality industry.

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