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Government to meet with hospitality minister petitioners

Published:  10 February, 2021

Business minister Paul Scully will meet with with petitioners calling for a minister for hospitality, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.

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Pandemic fails to halt UK distillery boom

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has failed to halt the UK’s distillery boom with new figures showing a record number of distilleries were registered in 2020.

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UK glass manufacturer creates 'world’s most sustainable glass bottle'

Published:  09 February, 2021

Glass container manufacturer Encirc has create what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle. 

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North South Wines signs Ventisquero distribution deal

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chilean producer Ventisquero Wine Estates (VWE) has appointed North South Wines as distributor for its Ventisquero brand.

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Waitrose adds premium Indian wine

Published:  09 February, 2021

Waitrose has launched a premium Indian wine, which it said it believed to be a first for a UK supermarket.   

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Oxford Wine Company launches tourism platform

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Oxford Wine Company (OWC) has launched a wine tourism platform aimed at making wineries "accessible to everybody". 

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Chapel Down to place Curious Drinks into administration

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chapel Down is to dispose of its Curious Drinks business to a NewCo, established by private equity firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP).

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Industry leaders lined up for Rebooting the On-Trade webinar

Published:  08 February, 2021

With restaurants, bars and hotels facing unprecedented challenges when the hospitality sector begins to re-open this spring/summer, Harpers and Trade Hospitality App have teamed up to bring together top operators for our forthcoming Building Back Better: Rebooting the On-Trade for 2021 webinar.

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Vinpro awaits confirmation of new court date

Published:  08 February, 2021

Vinpro has said it now awaits confirmation of a new expedited court date in its battle to avoid any future disruptions to the South African wine industry and its value-chain.

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Bordeaux Index predicts ‘resurgence’ for Bordeaux following record Q4 trading

Published:  08 February, 2021

Bordeaux Index has reported record volume trading volumes for Q4 2020, with Bordeaux and Burgundy to the fore, in what the fine wine trading platform described as “step change gains” compared with Q4 2019.

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SA’s Bosman Family Vineyards bolsters European team

Published:  08 February, 2021

South Africa’s Bosman Family Vineyards has bolstered its sales capacity in the European and African markets with with two senior appointments.

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Wine GB turns spotlight on wine tourism and retail

Published:  08 February, 2021

Wine GB has released its 2021 calendar of activities, revealing a strong focus on wine tourism and the retail sector.

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Success for Manchester hybrid as prohibition notice is revoked

Published:  04 February, 2021

Blossom Street Social has been allowed to open again after a prohibition notice prevented the hybrid business from operating as a retail outlet.

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Daou assembles dream team for Patrimony label

Published:  04 February, 2021

California’s Daou Family Estates has made four new hires in order to lead the advancement of its Patrimony Estate, including three former faces at Opus One.

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Wales comes out top as “most sophisticated” UK wine nation

Published:  04 February, 2021

When it comes to buying wine, the Welsh are the most sophisticated while the English hunt for a bargain, according to data which aims to map the buying behaviours of UK drinkers.

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Vivino plans further UK investment following “skyrocketing” 2020 growth

Published:  04 February, 2021

400,000 in 2020, so a 20% increase.

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Long read: It’s time for a France re-think

Published:  04 February, 2021

Rowena Curlewis, CEO of drinks design specialist Denomination, tells us why she thinks French wine brands could afford to up the ‘badass’ design stakes when marketing overseas.

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'Groundbreaking' research proves existence of terroir

Published:  03 February, 2021

The Catena Institute of Wine in Argentina has said that its own "groundbreaking" research “irrefutably” proves the existence of terroir and its persistence across vintages. 

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Rioja Wine UK unveils 2021 campaign

Published:  03 February, 2021

Rioja Wine UK has unveiled its marketing campaign for 2021, with a clear focus on the “exceptional quality” of the top end wines of the region.

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Industry uncertain if Budget will bring duty relief

Published:  03 February, 2021

The drinks industry has voiced concern as to whether its calls for a cut, or another freeze on duty, will resonate with the government. 

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