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Vinexpo Hong Kong postponed while LWF still on

Published:  02 March, 2020

Vinexpo Hong Kong is to be rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. It will now run from 8 to 10 July this year, instead of 26 to 28 May.

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Wine Drinkers UK urges Chancellor not to discriminate against working class and women

Published:  02 March, 2020

Wine Drinkers UK has called on the new Chancellor not to discriminate against the working class and women ahead of the next Budget on 11 March.

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UK distillery numbers hit record high

Published:  02 March, 2020

The British gin boom is far from over, if the latest distillery numbers from HMRC are any guide.

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Berkmann's bags Tenuta San Leonardo

Published:  02 March, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars is now the exclusive UK distributor of the iconic Tenuta San Leonardo Italian winery, the company has announced.

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Prowein postponed

Published:  29 February, 2020

Following growing speculation it has been announced that Prowein 2020 will be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

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Friday Read: Hidden in the Shadows

Published:  28 February, 2020

The realisation first occurred in Ho Chi Minh City, after a charming waitress at 'The Garlik' restaurant produced a concise wine list. The restaurant was full of middle-class Vietnamese – and a handful of tourists – most of whom were drinking wine. I observed a similar scenario one week later, at Riedel's bar-cum-restaurant in central Bangkok. The sommelier was proselytising the virtues of white Burgundy – one of the many bottles contained in a wall-mounted enomatic machine - to a young Thai couple. I left the restaurant convinced that due to the media's powerful China obsession, the potential of these cultures to love wine was being grossly underreported.

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Two UK MWs announced as part of first 2020 batch

Published:  28 February, 2020

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced seven new MWs from five different countries, including two from the UK.

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Hambledon switches from FM&V to Mentzendorff as it looks to ramp up distribution

Published:  28 February, 2020

Hambledon Vineyards and Fields, Morris & Verdin (FM&V) have revealed plans to part ways as the English sparkling wine producer seeks to ramp up its UK distribution. 

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Beyerskloof Wines appoints Cape Wine Exporters

Published:  27 February, 2020

Beyerskloof Wines has appointed Cape Wine Exporters as part of its strategy to make the UK its number one export partner. 

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CIVB announces inaugural Bordeaux Day

Published:  26 February, 2020

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB) has announced it is set to hold a Bordeaux Day for the first time.

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Black Tower owner buys 16% stake in North South Wines

Published:  26 February, 2020

German winery Reh Kendermann, the producer of Black Tower, has acquired a 16% stake in North South Wines (NSW).

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Winner of UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge revealed

Published:  26 February, 2020

Paul Fauvel, head sommelier at The Lanesborough, has won the UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge 2020.

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TWE and Diageo cut profit guidance as coronavirus evolves

Published:  26 February, 2020

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) and Diageo have both trimmed their profit guidance for the second time this year as coronavirus continues to evolve.

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Mentzendorff wins Colombo agency

Published:  26 February, 2020

Rhône Valley winemaker Jean-Luc Colombo has appointed Mentzendorff & Co as his exclusive agent in the UK.

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McGuigan launches premium red blend range in UK

Published:  26 February, 2020

Australia’s McGuigan Wines has unveiled a new premium range of wines in the UK.

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Argento unveils single vineyard organic Malbec

Published:  25 February, 2020

Bodega Argento has released a new single vineyard organic Malbec for the UK on-trade and independent retailers.

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Kingsland opens its £1.2m canning line

Published:  25 February, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has opened its £1.2m canning line at its Irlam, Manchester, site.

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LWF reveals Wine Buyers Awards shortlist

Published:  25 February, 2020

London Wine Fair (LWF) has revealed the shortlist for its new Wine Buyers Awards.

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New UK commercial director for William Grant

Published:  25 February, 2020

Leading UK spirits producer William Grant & Sons has made Joanna Austin its commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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Top Selection wins entire Duckhorn range

Published:  25 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to distribute the whole portfolio of US producer Duckhorn in the UK.

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