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English wine producers named in '50 Most Influential People in British Luxury' list

Published:  12 January, 2022

Ruth and Charles Simpson, founders of Simpsons Wine Estate in Kent, have been named as one of the '50 Most Influential People in British Luxury' in the Walpole Power List 2022.

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New Zealand Winegrowers postpones London event

Published:  12 January, 2022

The annual New Zealand trade tasting, due to take place on 9 February at Lindley Hall in London, has been postponed.

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Alliance targets on-trade expansion with new appointments

Published:  12 January, 2022

Alliance Wine has recruited two new personnel into its on-trade division, with a renewed focus on growing the distributor’s customer base in the hospitality sector.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd releases Christmas trading results

Published:  12 January, 2022

Berry Bros. & Rudd (BBR) has unveiled its fourth quarter financial data for 2021, showing a notable surge in online sales and a burgeoning consumer demand for sparkling wine brands.

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Hospitality sector urges Scottish government to rescind indoor dining restrictions

Published:  12 January, 2022

Nicola Sturgeon's announcement that the limitations and restrictions on indoor dining would continue until at least 24 January has been widely condemned by interest groups in Scotland.

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Healthy Hospo launches crowdfunding campaign

Published:  11 January, 2022

Not-for-profit organisation Healthy Hospo is calling for donations to enable the charity to further support hospitality workers during this turbulent period.

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Jascots strengthens its fine wine arm with new appointment

Published:  11 January, 2022

Leading wine distributor Jascots has appointed Omar Raafat as its new head of fine wine.

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WSET appoints Brampton as new CEO

Published:  11 January, 2022

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed Michelle Brampton as its new CEO, replacing the incumbent Ian Harris, who will step down on 15 April.

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Help Platinum Jubilee celebrations to boost hospitality, urges UKH

Published:  10 January, 2022

As plans are drawn up for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June, UKHospitality has petitioned the government to extend the UK's normal licensing hours during the bank holiday weekend.

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Champagne visionary Claude Taittinger dies

Published:  10 January, 2022

One of Champagne's most important pioneers passed away last week, aged 94.

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Wine Paris to go ahead in February

Published:  10 January, 2022

The organisers of Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have confirmed that the landmark trade fairs will go ahead in 2022, despite the travel restrictions in force throughout much of Europe.

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Hospitality sales rebound in late December

Published:  10 January, 2022

Consumer footfall across the UK’s hospitality sector increased between Christmas and New Year, according to the latest CGA Drinks Recovery Tracker.

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Gérard Basset Foundation to fund diversity and inclusivity projects worldwide

Published:  10 January, 2022

The Trustees of the Gérard Basset Foundation have announced their intention to award grants to 14 institutional and community partners worldwide, designed to enhance inclusivity across the global wine and hospitality industries.

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Bacardi launches new non-alcoholic ‘spirit’

Published:  07 January, 2022

The world’s largest privately held spirits company is expanding the no and low category with the introduction of Palette, a non-alcoholic spirit which promises “not to compromise on flavour, quality or mixability”.

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Ehrmanns founder Peter Dauthieu passes away

Published:  07 January, 2022

The chairman and founder of import business Ehrmanns sadly died just before Christmas, aged 77.

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SPAR launches new range of vegan wines

Published:  07 January, 2022

SPAR has become the first UK grocer to market a range of private label vegan wines, including a vegan Prosecco and SPAR Vine & Bloom rosé.

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Australia Trade Tasting pushed back to Spring

Published:  06 January, 2022

The annual Australia Trade Tasting has been rescheduled to take place on 7 April, with both the format and Royal Agricultural Halls venue remaining the same.

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Ellis Wines launches sea-aged Albariño

Published:  06 January, 2022

Ellis Wines is poised to market a very esoteric style of Albariño, matured in the freezing depths of the Atlantic Ocean for six months.

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English sparkling wine brand achieves 'B Corporation' certification

Published:  06 January, 2022

A niche sparkling wine brand, The Uncommon, has become the first UK wine business to be certified as B Corp.

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Sparkling wine delivered bumper Christmas sales

Published:  06 January, 2022

The sparkling wine category was the clear winner of the Christmas retail bonanza, with both merchants and analysts reporting bumper sales.

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