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Wine Australia unveils largest global promotion to date

Published:  01 April, 2021

Wine Australia has unveiled its largest global promotion to push Oz wine to date.

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Brits embrace at home wine drinking

Published:  31 March, 2021

Driven by Covid-19 lockdowns and closure of the on-trade, the at-home occasion has helped consumers reconnect with wine, with Brits having increasingly embraced wine drinking within the comfort of their own home during the pandemic, according to IWSR research.  

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Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris postponed to 2022

Published:  31 March, 2021

This year's Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris exhibition has been moved to 14 to 16 February 2022 due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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WoSA expresses concern over lack of government consultation

Published:  31 March, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has expressed concern over the lack of consultation by government in relation to further alcohol bans.

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Freixenet Copestick adds entry-level wine to 'charity' range

Published:  31 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has added a new entry-level wine range to its charity Care for Wild Collection named after Rubybelle, a young rescued rhino.

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Gladwin to retire as Wine GB deputy chair

Published:  31 March, 2021

Wine GB deputy chairman Peter Gladwin is to retire from the board at the next Annual General Meeting, currently planned for 27 May 2021. 

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Garçon appoints Angela Mount as supermarket advisor

Published:  31 March, 2021

Garçon Wines has appointed ex-Somerfield wine buyer Angela Mount to the role of supermarket advisor as part of plans to accelerate its potential in the UK. 

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Jeroboams launches first exclusive spirit

Published:  30 March, 2021

London wine merchant Jeroboams has launched its very first exclusive spirit, a WhistlePig Single Barrel 10-Year-Old Rye Whiskey. 

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Australian wine sales exceed supply for third year

Published:  30 March, 2021

Australian wine sales during 2019 to 2020 exceeded supply for the third year in a row impacted by drought conditions and bushfires in some regions of the country. 

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BWS sales growth slows on lockdown anniversary

Published:  30 March, 2021

Alcohol sales continued to grow in March in the grocery sector boosted by lockdown but this is likely to change as the on-trade reopens, Kantar has predicted. 

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IMW partners with Avino

Published:  30 March, 2021

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has selected wine tasting solutions company Avino to supply remote sample bottling and distribution in the UK.

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Garage Wine Co moves from Bibendum to Freixenet Copestick

Published:  29 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has added Chile’s Garage Wine Co to its portfolio, with the wines set to be sold to the on-trade via Jascots Wine Merchants and online by Slurp. 

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Cotswolds Distillery announces Master Distiller achievement

Published:  29 March, 2021

The Institute of Brewing and Distilling (IBD) has awarded Cotswolds Distillery production director Nickolas Franchino the title of Master Distiller.

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Exclusive distribution deal for Berry Bros and Walsh Whiskey

Published:  29 March, 2021

Berry Bros & Rudd (BBR) Brands has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor in the UK for Irish whiskey producer, Walsh Whiskey, from the 1 April, 2021.

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Scottish drinks industry calls for balanced approach to alcohol policy

Published:  29 March, 2021

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP), an alliance of Scotland’s distillers, brewers, hospitality and retail businesses, has called for Scottish Parliamentary candidates to commit to a balanced approach to alcohol policy.

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UK sales boom for Concha y Toro

Published:  29 March, 2021

Concha y Toro has revealed the UK was one of its “strongest” performing export markets during 2020 with sales volume up 23%, boosted by top performing brands Casillero del Diablo, Trivento Reserve and Cono Sur Bicicleta.

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CGA: ‘Significant number of sites with outdoor space unlikely to trade’

Published:  29 March, 2021

Two out of five licensed premises have outdoor trading space – around 41,000 outlets – enabling them to trade outside from 12 April, according to the latest Market Recovery Monitor from CGA and AlixPartners. 

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Hallgarten evolves online ordering with new app

Published:  25 March, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has evolved its online ordering with the launch of a new customer ordering app. 

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Shot in the arm for Germany

Published:  25 March, 2021

In a boost for German winemakers on the global stage, UNESCO has included ‘Wine Culture in Germany’ in its latest national register of intangible national heritage.

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UKH: ‘Vaccine passport scheme would create confusion and inequality’

Published:  25 March, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has warned against the use of a vaccine passport scheme as a condition of removing restrictions for on-trade visits, branding it “unworkable”. 

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