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Ara Wines claims UK first with alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  30 June, 2021

Kiwi wine brand Ara Wines has introduced what it claims to be the first alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the UK.

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Crameri to head up Vignobles Vellas’s UK arm

Published:  30 June, 2021

Peter Crameri is stepping up as UK sales director for Vellas Vineyards, the new British-based subsidiary of Languedoc producer Vignobles Vellas.

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Hallgarten expands Italian portfolio

Published:  30 June, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its Italian portfolio, introducing 16 wines from five different producers in Northern and Central Italy. 

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Perrin Châteauneuf for Co-op pays homage to Randall Grahm

Published:  30 June, 2021

Famille Perrin has produced a Châteauneuf du Pape exclusively for Co-op.

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Vinpro launches interim interdict application to lift ban

Published:  30 June, 2021

Vinpro has launched an urgent interim interdict application to lift the ban on the sale of wine in the Western Cape in a bid to seek interim relief for wine businesses.

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Qvevri first non-agricultural product added to Georgian PGI

Published:  30 June, 2021

Qvevri has become the first non-agricultural product to be added to the Georgian State Registry of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI). 

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Barnes publishes ‘most comprehensive’ guide to SA wines

Published:  29 June, 2021

Regional expert Amanda Barnes has published The South America Wine Guide, covering the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.

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Pubs and restaurants to bounce back “with a vengeance” in 2022-2024

Published:  29 June, 2021

A total of £3.1bn growth is expected for the UK eating and drinking out market from 2022-24, new data has forecasted, with pubs and restaurants set to claim a £1.3bn share.

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Scottish Wholesale Association’s Achievers Awards open for entries

Published:  29 June, 2021

Entries are now open for the Achievers Awards 2022, the industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

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Bordeaux Day dates revealed

Published:  29 June, 2021

The new dates for the pushed back inaugural Bordeaux Day have been revealed with events confirmed for both London and Manchester.

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Casillero del Diablo goes white for new campaign

Published:  29 June, 2021

Casillero del Diablo, the UK’s leading Chilean wine brand known for its punchy reds, is launching a new consumer campaign to drive awareness of the “seasonality and great quality” of its white wines.

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WoSA: ‘Industry deeply disturbed by alcohol ban’

Published:  28 June, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has voiced deep concern following President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing another total ban on the sale of alcohol yesterday, marking the fourth ban since the start of the pandemic.

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Proposed Bill could enforce handing over of tips to staff

Published:  28 June, 2021

A proposed Tips Bill could force on-trade operators to hand over all tips to their staff, should it be passed by Parliament.

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Chapel Down raises 90% of funding goal

Published:  28 June, 2021

Chapel Down has raised more than 90%, or £6.3m, of its funding goal in just over three weeks, with more than 3,600 investors joining it so far. 

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Pernod Ricard appoints new marketing director

Published:  28 June, 2021

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has appointment Leanne Banks to the position of marketing director, replacing Raja Banerji.

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Fourth alcohol ban for South Africa

Published:  28 June, 2021

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a total ban on the sale of alcohol for the fourth time since the start of the pandemic. 

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Lanchester starts recruitment drive

Published:  24 June, 2021

Lanchester Wines has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rebecca Vernon, who joins in a newly created role of senior business manager-retail.

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Bordeaux Wine Month back for fourth year

Published:  24 June, 2021

Bordeaux Wine Month is returning for its fourth year this September, offering independent retailers the chance to boost their Bordeaux sales.

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Long read: Will this be the decade the wine industry ditches glass?

Published:  24 June, 2021

Émilie Steckenborn, sommelier, education consultant and creator of the Bottled in China podcast, delves into the wine industry’s reliance on often coloured, non-recyclable glass while giving the lowdown on this year’s biggest sustainable launches.

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TaxPayers’ Alliance backs tax cuts for wine producers

Published:  24 June, 2021

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has added its voice of support for the English wine industry calling for an end to the “unfair tax system that is crippling the industry”.

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