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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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English Wine Week anticipation ramps up with Hattingley limited run

Published:  17 June, 2021

Hattingley Valley has announced the release of two new small batch wines in celebration of English Wine Week (EWW) – just one of many celebrations and promotional activities which are due to begin this Saturday.

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Government extends rent moratorium to March 2022

Published:  17 June, 2021

The government has announced new legislation which will extend the rent moratorium past the former 30 June 2021 deadline, while also introducing a new arbitration system to solve disputes between landlords and commercial tenants affected by the pandemic.

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Vivino promotes Lincoln to senior commercial director Europe

Published:  16 June, 2021

Vivino has promoted Joshua Lincoln to senior commercial director Europe.

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Trade bodies urge PM to delay rates payments

Published:  16 June, 2021

A group of hospitality trade bodies have called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay business rates payments following Monday’s announcement that Covid restrictions will remain for another four weeks.

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Les Riceys Champagne growers launch UK campaign

Published:  16 June, 2021

A group of récoltant-manipulant producers from Les Riceys in Champagne have come together to market and promote their appellation and wines in the UK. 

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Govt expected to extend rent moratorium to 2022

Published:  16 June, 2021

The ban on commercial evictions, or rent moratorium, introduced during Covid-19 could be extended until 2022. 

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Sarah Evans retires as chairman of The Wine Society

Published:  16 June, 2021

The Wine Society has announced that its chairman of 12 years, Sarah Evans, is retiring. 

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Vinpro: ‘Blanket approach unnecessary, unjustified and counterproductive’

Published:  16 June, 2021

Vinpro has warned about the “dire consequences” another alcohol ban, or restrictions on wine sales, would hold for related businesses and the livelihoods of those working in the South African wine industry value-chain. 

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Trade welcomes Oz-UK announcement of FTA

Published:  15 June, 2021

The reality of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Australia and the UK has moved a step closer with the prime ministers of both countries confirming on Monday that a deal will be done, though with much detail still to be thrashed out.

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Majestic adds ‘shop local’ function to website

Published:  15 June, 2021

Majestic Wine is set to roll out a new ‘shop local' function on its national website to allow customers to browse and buy from their local store.

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US and EU lawmakers endorse elimination of wine tariffs and ‘zero for zero’

Published:  15 June, 2021

The Brussels-based CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins) and Wine Institute of California have applauded a strong show of support for Translantic wine trade.

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Register now: Franciacorta – Adding a Splash of Italian Style

Published:  15 June, 2021

Harpers latest free-to-attend webinar, Franciacorta: Adding a Splash of Italian Style, has brought together a great panel to examine what this multi-faceted fizz can add to the modern sparkling wine portfolio.

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