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Graft expands sales team as it returns to London

Published:  24 June, 2021

The Graft Wine Company has appointed two new sales people, while also reopening a London office.

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South African wine exports face challenges at port terminals

Published:  23 June, 2021

New plans to make the South Africa’s Cape Town Port more efficient have been welcomed by Vinpro, the non-profit company which represents almost 2,600 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders.

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Portuguese Cork Producers Association to launch UK sustainability campaign

Published:  23 June, 2021

The Portuguese Cork Producers Association (APCOR) is launching a sustainability campaign this summer aimed at promoting the benefits of cork bottle stoppers to consumers.

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Staff shortages to hit crisis levels

Published:  23 June, 2021

Staff shortages in the hospitality sector are set to hit crisis levels following the 30 June, when it will become more difficult to hire EU workers, a leading City law firm has warned.

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Stannary expands Cali portfolio with Hirsch Vineyards

Published:  23 June, 2021

Hirsch Vineyards, the California winery, has appointed fine wine merchant Stannary Wine as the sole distributor of its wines in the UK market.

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Scottish trade associations warn of further hardship

Published:  23 June, 2021

Scottish trade associations have expressed disappointment and concern on the delay in easing restrictions, which they claim could cause more business failures and hardship for the sector.

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Harpers to host webinar on the potential of organic

Published:  22 June, 2021

A line-up of top buyers in the wine market will be attending a free-to-attend webinar looking at how to unlock the full potential of organic sales.

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Liv-ex unveils alcohol growth levels in wine

Published:  22 June, 2021

Alcohol levels in wine have been rising over the past 30 years, with certain regions continuing to climb, Liv-ex has revealed.

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London Cru and D&D London unveils English wine collaboration

Published:  22 June, 2021

Urban winery London Cru has teamed up with D&D London to create D&D Cru – an English still wine aged in Burgundian 1er Cru barrels with a culinary focus.

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Hospitality wages increase 14% due to staffing crisis

Published:  22 June, 2021

The staffing crisis in the hospitality sector is prompting pubs and restaurants to turn to temporary staff and has forced them to increase wages by as much as 14%, according to Indeed Flex, the online marketplace for flexible workers.

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Calorie labelling timing 'counterproductive and damaging’

Published:  22 June, 2021

UKHospitality (UKH) has urged the government to delay plans for mandatory calorie labelling on menus for six months, stating the additional costs will threaten to derail the hospitality sector recovery from the pandemic.

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Supermarket BWS sales soar by £29m

Published:  22 June, 2021

Take-home sales of alcohol jumped by £29 million in the four weeks to 13 June compared to the previous four weeks despite pubs and restaurants being open, Kantar data released today has revealed.

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English wines continue to go from strength to strength

Published:  21 June, 2021

Sales of English and Welsh wines increased by around 30% in 2020 over the previous year, according to the latest industry figures released by Wine GB. 

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Austrian Wine claims first with digital wine atlas

Published:  21 June, 2021

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (Austrian Wine) has launched a digital atlas of wine origins, marking what it claims to be the first covering an entire wine-producing country.

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Bolney co-founder Rodney Pratt passes away

Published:  21 June, 2021

Rodney Pratt, co-founder of Bolney Wine Estate, has passed away.

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Over 75% of licensed sites traded by the end of May

Published:  21 June, 2021

A total of 76.2% of Britain’s licensed sites were trading by the end of May, with the number more than doubling from April’s 32.9% thanks to the return of inside service, according to the latest Market Recovery Monitor research from CGA and AlixPartners.

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Chianti Classico approves MGAs

Published:  17 June, 2021

The Chianti Classico Consortium has approved the use of the Menzioni Geografiche Aggiuntive (MGA), or additional geographical units.

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Mandy Stevens takes chair at AWE

Published:  17 June, 2021

The Association of Wine Educators (AWE) has announced Mandy Stevens as its new chair.

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Delivery and takeaway has legs as May sales boom

Published:  17 June, 2021

CGA’s latest Hospitality at Home Tracker shows that takeaway and delivered sales from restaurant and pub groups in GB were 273% higher in May this year versus May 2019, despite the return of eating indoors in the second half of the month.

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Long Read: Pushing quality South America

Published:  17 June, 2021

Condor Wines marked its 10th anniversary this June with its South American Discovery Sessions, looking at how far the wines had come in a decade and what the next 10 years might hold for Latin America’s collective vinous offering.

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