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New Zealand wine exports up 8%

Published:  05 February, 2020

New Zealand Winegrowers has announced wine exports from the country increased 8% in 2019 reaching a record value of $1.86bn.

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Organic wine ‘big winner’ in 2019

Published:  05 February, 2020

Organic wine was the “big category winner” in 2019 as supermarkets cashed in on shoppers’ environmental concerns, according to the Soil Association Certification’s annual Organic Market Report 2020 released today.

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Majestic reports surge in no/low sales

Published:  05 February, 2020

Majestic has reported booming sales of no/low beer and wine during last month boosted by ‘biggest ever’ dry January.

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Wine Lister joins forces with French media giant

Published:  04 February, 2020

UK-based fine wine agency and analytics platform, Wine Lister, has been acquired by French media outfit, Groupe Figaro.

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Davy’s launches anniversary celebrations

Published:  04 February, 2020

Davy’s is set to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a year-long programme of competitions, events and special offers for customers in its wine bars, shops and online from this week.

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January recovery for BWS sales

Published:  04 February, 2020

Beer, wine and spirits (BWS) sales recovered from a poor December, with a 2% uplift in sales in January.

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Master of Malt turns focus on trade sales

Published:  04 February, 2020

Online spirits retailer Master of Malt is looking to increase trade sales as a primary area of growth for the business in 2020.

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Dry January a hit with one-in-four UK drinkers

Published:  03 February, 2020

More than a quarter of UK drinkers (27%) cut their alcohol consumption entirely or in part during January, new research has revealed.

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Top Selection bags award-winning Tuscan producer

Published:  03 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to be the exclusive distributor for Tuscan producer Villa Saletta.

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First winner of Gérard Basset Travel Bursary revealed

Published:  03 February, 2020

Lise Donier-Meroz, a sommelier at Simon Rogan’s L’Enclume restaurant, has won the inaugural Gérard Basset Travel Bursary.

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Bibendum launches major Bordeaux service

Published:  03 February, 2020

Leading UK distributor Bibendum Wine has launched a new initiative to streamline the sale of fine wines from Bordeaux to the UK on- and off-trade.

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Waterkloof adds to Circumstance range

Published:  03 February, 2020

Paul Boutinot’s South African estate Waterkloof has added two new wines to its Circumstance range.

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Champagnes and Châteaux adds Domaine Pierre Usseglio Et Fils

Published:  31 January, 2020

Champagnes and Châteaux has added Châteauneuf-du-Pape producer Domaine Pierre Usseglio Et Fils to its portfolio. 

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Furmint February puts climate change in the crosshairs as only three out of ten vintages are good enough for Aszú

Published:  31 January, 2020

The extent to which climate change is impacting the production of styles of Furmint was highlighted at recent Wine of Hungary masterclass, where participants were told that making sweet wines will be the “challenge” for Tokaj over the next decade or even century. 

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WSTA calls on members to ‘embrace a brave new world of trading’ as the UK Brexit

Published:  31 January, 2020

The WSTA has called on its members to “embrace a brave new world of trading” and “focus on opportunities” as Britain leaves the EU.

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Friday Read: Price and vintage in Champagne

Published:  31 January, 2020

To the untrained eye, little has changed in the world of Champagne marketing. The Grande Marques, endowed with lavish budgets, continue to position themselves at the most glamorous events. Vintages are declared and the well-oiled marketing machine continues to roll.

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Provence ramps up marketing activity

Published:  31 January, 2020

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) has unveiled its marketing activity for 2020. 

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Consorzio Doc delle Venezie posts 34% hike in bottles sold

Published:  31 January, 2020

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie has announced a 34% increase in bottles sold last year compared to 2018.

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Basset family sells Spot in the Woods

Published:  31 January, 2020

The Basset family has sold its New Forest hotel, Spot in the Woods, to luxury hotels and pubs group Hillbrooke Hotels. 

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Climate action group IWCA welcomes four new members

Published:  30 January, 2020

International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) has welcomed our new wineries in its mission to decarbonize the global wine industry.

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