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South Africa faces off against England and Wales in sparkling wine test match

Published:  12 January, 2016

This Sunday, January 17, will see South African Methode Cap Classique wines go head to head with English and Welsh sparkling wines in a Cape Town tasting.

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Vivino strengthens app with OCR partnership

Published:  12 January, 2016

Wine app Vivino has partnered with leading document recognition software provider ABBYY Europe to offer its users an improved service.

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Enotria expands leadership team with appointment of Davies and Beavan

Published:  12 January, 2016

Enotria has appointed two new members to its leadership team, both from Coe Vintners.

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Inaugural International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration launches in Marlborough

Published:  11 January, 2016

Marlborough in New Zealand is to host the world's first International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration.

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FMV signs exclusive agency deal with South Africa's Mullineux

Published:  11 January, 2016

Fields, Morris & Verdin has added Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines to its portfolio of South African wines.

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Silva challenges Chilean wineries to focus on premiumisation

Published:  11 January, 2016

To thrive in the export market, Chile's winemakers must focus on premium wines, Wines of Chile's president, Mario Pablo Silva, has said.

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Rosemount Estate founder Robert Oatley dies at 87

Published:  11 January, 2016

Australian winemaker and entrepreneur Robert Oatley has died aged 87.

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Artisanal Forest Gin wins Virgin Trains first class account

Published:  11 January, 2016

Virgin Trains has chosen Cheshire small-batch artisanal Forest Gin to serve to its first-class passengers.

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Fine-wine market posts best annual performance in five years

Published:  08 January, 2016

The fine wine market steadied in 2015 and is now cautiously optimistic for 2016, according to the latest report released by Liv-Ex this week.

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New Zealand to celebrate Sauvignon Blanc at 35th annual London tasting

Published:  08 January, 2016

The 35th New Zealand Annual Trade Tasting, to be held in London on January 18, will be a celebration of Sauvignon Blanc, the country's signature varietal.

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Industry blindsided by latest government drinking advice

Published:  08 January, 2016

The UK government's revised guidelines for alcohol consumption, which are now among the strictest in Europe, have taken the drinks trade by surprise.

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Sipsmith to open Swan on a Hot Gin Roof pop-up bar in Soho

Published:  08 January, 2016

London's award-winning Sipsmith gin distillery has partnered with Soho's Ham Yard Hotel for a winter pop-up bar on the hotel's exclusive fourth-floor roof terrace.

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London welcomes seventh annual Japanese Koshu wine tasting

Published:  08 January, 2016

The seventh annual Koshu of Japan tasting will take place in London next month.

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Successful Christmas launch for Bar 44 online retail service

Published:  07 January, 2016

Bar 44, the Welsh tapas bar and restaurant group, has successfully launched an online store to complement its existing customer offer.

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Justerini & Brooks signs exclusive deal with Château Unang

Published:  07 January, 2016

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has been appointed the new, sole agents for boutique Rhône winery Château Unang.

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Strong festive sales at Majestic vindicate Gormley strategy

Published:  07 January, 2016

Sales at Majestic Wine plc were up 12.2%, according to trading figures from the group released today.

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New World wines thrive in challenging Chinese market

Published:  07 January, 2016

The market for wine is rebounding strongly for New World wines, according to reports in the Chinese news media.

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Buckingham Schenk to push key new Chilean brands at SITT

Published:  07 January, 2016

UK wine importer Buckingham Schenk is to unveil a range of wines from Chile's Garcés Silva Family Vineyards at the Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in February.

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French Wine Discoveries set for annual London tasting

Published:  06 January, 2016

The French Wine Discoveries tasting returns to London for its 14th year later this month.

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English and Welsh wine sales bring Xmas cheer at Waitrose

Published:  06 January, 2016

Sales of English and Welsh wines at Waitrose were up 8.5% year on year in the six weeks to January 2, the upscale multiple retailer has reported.

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