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Concha y Toro provides lab for Covid-19 testing

Published:  30 April, 2020

Concha y Toro’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) in Chile has had its lab certified for Covid-19 testing. 

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The Drinks Trust reaches £1m milestone

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Drinks Trust has raised just over £1m via its campaign launched in March to support the people of the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19).   

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The Gran Orden de Caballeros appoints Sarah Jane Evans MW as chair

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV) has appointed Sarah Jane Evans MW as its new chair. 

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South African wine exports set to resume

Published:  29 April, 2020

The South African government has announced that the ban on exports of wine imposed during lockdown will be lifted from the end of this week as the country eases its measures. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Germany

Published:  29 April, 2020

In the last of our current series on the generic bodies and their activities in relation to the pandemic and lockdown, Andrew Catchpole talks to Nicky Forrest, MD of Phipps, representing Wines of Germany.

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CIVB unveils Hot 50 Bordeaux 2020 Selection

Published:  29 April, 2020

Vins de Bordeaux (CIVB) has revealed the Top 50 wines chosen to make up its Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection for 2020. 

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Brazilians prioritise saving over spending

Published:  29 April, 2020

Brazilian wine drinkers are prioritising saving over spending during the pandemic, but still value wine.

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Early 2020 Santa Rita harvest “most memorable and particularly challenging”

Published:  29 April, 2020

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has pronounced the 2020 harvest as the “most memorable” but also as “particularly challenging within the context in which it developed”.

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Online BWS sales soar 78%

Published:  29 April, 2020

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits (BWS) surged 78% in the last four weeks making it the fastest growing grocery category in terms of sales.

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Living with lockdown – Bibendum

Published:  28 April, 2020

Michael Saunders, Bibendum CEO and chairman of The Drinks Trust and WSTA, dives deep into the challenges thrown up by the current crisis. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Distillers charity pledges £50,000 to The Drinks Trust

Published:  28 April, 2020

The Distillers’ Charity has pledged £50,000 to The Drinks Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund.

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67 Pall Mall extends virtual offering with membership deal

Published:  28 April, 2020

Private members club 67 Pall Mall has extended its virtual events calendar offering with the launch of a monthly £10 membership deal. 

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Goedhuis promotes Dunmow to technology director and appoints him to the board

Published:  27 April, 2020

Goedhuis & Co has promoted its associate director of technology, Peter Dunmow, to the position of technology director at the same time as appointing him to the board. 

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Jascot’s pivots towards e-commerce amid Covid-19 angst

Published:  27 April, 2020

On-trade wine supplier Jascots has launched a full ecommerce site selling direct to consumers across the UK.

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Berry Bros supports “hardest struck” smaller wine producers

Published:  27 April, 2020

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) has revealed an initiative to support some of the small family businesses hit by the Covid-19 crisis. 

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Quinta do Noval joins Port peers in declaring 2018 a vintage year

Published:  27 April, 2020

Quinta do Noval has become the latest Port house to declare 2018 a vintage year following “extreme” weather conditions.

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Future of wine labels is in reflecting the drinker, says Cox

Published:  27 April, 2020

A shift from traditional appellation-based, heritage and winery-focused labels to those that are “more about the market” will be hastened in the wake of the pandemic if wine is to compete with rivals drinks categories.

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Trivento in new TV push

Published:  27 April, 2020

Concha y Toro UK has launched a new TV campaign to further fuel “unprecedented” sales of its Argentinean wine brand Trivento. 

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Research highlights flaws in level of Covid-19 government hospitality support

Published:  27 April, 2020

Research by UK Hospitality has highlighted flaws in the level of support provided to businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Portugal

Published:  24 April, 2020

In the seventh of our series on responses by the generics to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andrew Catchpole talks to Jorge Monteiro, president, Wines of Portugal

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