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The Drinks Trust gets behind National Hospitality Day

Published:  06 July, 2021

The Drinks Trust has partnered with a taskforce of the hospitality industry’s main trade associations, professional bodies and charities to call on the nation to support the sector by visiting their favourite venue on 18 September – National Hospitality Day.

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Charles Krug makes UK debut

Published:  06 July, 2021

Napa Valley winery Charles Krug has appointed Top Selection to distribute its wines in the UK, marking the first time the producer will export to the UK in its 160 year history.

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WSTA appoints three new board members

Published:  06 July, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has appointed a trio of new board members as the trade looks to recover from the major disruption to sales and trade brought about by Covid-19 and Brexit.

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Industry welcomes plans to lift restrictions but warns long road ahead

Published:  06 July, 2021

The hospitality industry has welcomed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on the lifting of restrictions on 19 July as a “major milestone”, but warned of a "long road ahead".

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Chateau Haut-Brion launches prestige visitor centre

Published:  05 July, 2021

Domaine Clarence Dillon, the parent company of Chateau Haut-Brion, has officially opened its new Pavillon Catelan visitor centre in Bordeaux which will include La Cave du Chateau Bordeaux, sister to the renowned shop in Paris.

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Neumann joins Fells

Published:  05 July, 2021

Stefan Neumann MS has joined John E Fells in the role of wine consultant, to work alongside the London and regional wine teams.

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Branded hospitality closures stabilise following steep decline

Published:  05 July, 2021

Newly released data has revealed a slowdown in outlet closures for some of the sector’s biggest companies, with the numbers levelling off versus the “steep declines” of 2018 and 2019.

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Cask whisky specialist eyes Asian market

Published:  05 July, 2021

London-based Cask Trade is opening an outpost in Hong Kong following an “unprecedented” spike in demand from the region.

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Full on-trade reopening widely tipped for 19 July

Published:  05 July, 2021

QR codes and test and trace, compulsory mask-wearing and the one metre rule are all likely to go in England on 19 July, allowing pubs, bars and restaurants to operate at full capacity and their customers to mingle freely.

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Robert Parker unveils ‘green’ search filters and emblem

Published:  01 July, 2021

Robert Parker Wine Advocate has unveiled two new search filter capabilities on its website that allow users to search for wines that are certified organic and/or certified biodynamic.

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Long read: Authenticity is worth its weight in gold

Published:  01 July, 2021

Callum Saunders, head of planning at ZEAL Creative, looks to the latest BrewDog scandal over its “solid gold” cans for lessons on the importance of promotional excellence.

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Australia increases consumer protection for wine brands

Published:  01 July, 2021

Australia has launched what it claims to be the world’s first system to provide product assurance for all of its branded wine exports. 

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Jeroboams reveals new on-trade hires

Published:  01 July, 2021

Jeroboams Group has expanded its wholesale arm [Jeroboams Trade] with two new hires as part of its strategy to build this side of the business.

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OIV teams up with leading producers for research

Published:  01 July, 2021

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) has teamed up with leading wine companies for R&D purposes.

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IWC 2021 award winners revealed

Published:  30 June, 2021

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) has revealed the winners of its much anticipated annual awards at its first in-person gala dinner this evening since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Chaine’s GB young chef and somm winning duo announced

Published:  30 June, 2021

Chef Kieran Bradley and sommelier Markron Patana have been announced as the winners of the Chaine des Rotisseurs Awards, recognising up-and-coming young talent in the industry.

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Ara Wines claims UK first with alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  30 June, 2021

Kiwi wine brand Ara Wines has introduced what it claims to be the first alcohol-removed Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc in the UK.

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Crameri to head up Vignobles Vellas’s UK arm

Published:  30 June, 2021

Peter Crameri is stepping up as UK sales director for Vellas Vineyards, the new British-based subsidiary of Languedoc producer Vignobles Vellas.

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Hallgarten expands Italian portfolio

Published:  30 June, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its Italian portfolio, introducing 16 wines from five different producers in Northern and Central Italy. 

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Perrin Châteauneuf for Co-op pays homage to Randall Grahm

Published:  30 June, 2021

Famille Perrin has produced a Châteauneuf du Pape exclusively for Co-op.

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