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Amorim marks Dão vinotourism venture with launch of Taboadella wines

Published:  01 July, 2020

The Amorim Group’s Taboadella winery is delivering a striking new vino-tourism experience in the Dão region with the opening up to visitors of a dedicated cellar door experience and accommodation.

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Beronia joins Bid for Recovery auction

Published:  01 July, 2020

Top Rioja winery Beronia is putting up some plum prizes in conjunction with 50 Best Restaurants to help raise funds for the recovery of on-trade. 

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58 Gin claims UK first with gin-based hard seltzer

Published:  30 June, 2020

London-based artisan spirits distillery 58 Gin has launched what it claims to be the first gin-based hard seltzer in the UK.

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Enotria reveals rebrand for its Great Western Wine retail arm

Published:  30 June, 2020

Enotria & Coe’s retail arm Great Western Wine has been rebranded The Great Wine Co.   

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One million hospitality staff due back to work in July

Published:  30 June, 2020

Almost 1 million hospitality staff are expected to be back in work before the end of July, according to a new survey by UK Hospitality (UKH).

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Sogevinus acquires Quinta da Boavista

Published:  30 June, 2020

Sogevinus has acquired historic Quinta da Boavista from Lima Smith for an undisclosed sum.

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Frugal Bottle shaves ‘up to 84%’ off carbon footprint

Published:  29 June, 2020

With the UK importing more than 1.6 billion heavy glass bottles of wine a year (WRAP figures), eco-packaging company Frugalpac has launched a lightweight ‘bottle’ that aims to significantly redress some of the trade’s carbon footprint.

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New wine business by Fabio Adler crowdfunds to raise £5,000

Published:  29 June, 2020

A new London-based wine business, soon to be launched by The English Sparkling Wine Show founder Fabio Adler, is hoping to raise £5,000 via crowdfunding.

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Restaurateurs call on govt for London specific support

Published:  29 June, 2020

A group of high-profile London chefs and restaurateurs, including St John owners Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver, has signed an open letter to the government calling for London-specific “support and action now”.   

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On-trade digitisation, premiumisation and personalisation are major trends

Published:  29 June, 2020

A digitised on-trade, premium in home drinking experiences and ‘liquid personalisation’ have been identified as the key trends for the year ahead by research and analyst company Rewrite Digital.

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Berkmann research suggests 71% of diners plan to spend the same or more

Published:  29 June, 2020

New research by Berkmann Wine Cellars suggests that 71% of those who used to visit restaurants more than once a week will spend the same or more post lockdown.

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Affordable tiers of English still wines ‘crucial’, says Oz Clarke

Published:  29 June, 2020

Affordable tiers of still whites and red blends will be essential in supporting the rise of English sparkling wines both at home and on export markets.

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Baron Philippe de Rothschild appoints new head of Châteaux Wines division

Published:  29 June, 2020

Baron Philippe de Rothschild has appointed Ariane Khaida executive director of its Châteaux Wines division, including Château Mouton Rothschild, Château Clerc Milon, Château d'Armailhac and Domaine de Baronarques.

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67 Pall Mall reveals 4 July reopening plans

Published:  29 June, 2020

Private members club 67 Pall Mall has announced it will be reopening its doors on Saturday 4 July to members and guests.

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Berkmann’s spirits arm adds CBD drinks

Published:  26 June, 2020

Spirit Cartel, the spirits arm of Berkmann Wine Cellars, has added CBD drinks brand Gibson’s Goodology to its premium spirits portfolio. 

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Friday Read: Overturning discrimination against women in wine

Published:  26 June, 2020

Last week I made grown women cry, or so they told me. I published a blogpost on my website and on Tim Atkin MW’s about Women in Wine, and more specifically about my experience of sexual discrimination in the wine industry. It was an answer to a (much older) post by Christy Canterbury MW on Tim’s site.

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NZW announces “outstanding” vintage but smaller than expected crop

Published:  26 June, 2020

New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has declared the 2020 vintage “outstanding” despite adverse Covid-19 conditions. 

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UK Hospitality welcomes move to push outdoor dining

Published:  26 June, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has said moves by the government to push outdoor dining will provide a “valuable boost” to hospitality looking to bounce back. 

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Majestic announces reopening

Published:  25 June, 2020

Majestic has announced that, bar "a handful" of stores, its 200-strong estate of retail stores will reopen for business tomorrow (Friday).

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BBR confirms far reaching 'review' of troubled FMV

Published:  25 June, 2020

Berry Bros. & Rudd has confirmed that it is “reviewing” its Fields, Morris & Verdin (FMV) wholesale arm, with staff consultation ongoing, with the impact of the Covid-19 crisis almost certainly meaning that the business will not continue in its current shape or form.

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