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New Generation creates sales & marketing director position

Published:  30 July, 2019

New Generation Wines has appointed James McKenna to the newly created position of sales & marketing director.

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Consorzio Doc delle Venezie introduces three-year suspension of new vineyards

Published:  30 July, 2019

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie has introduced a three-year suspension of new vineyards in a bid to achieve an “even higher quality and balanced market growth”.

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New allergen-free liqueur hits UK market

Published:  29 July, 2019

A new plant-based brandy has been launched in the UK.

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Online sales growth in sharp slowdown

Published:  29 July, 2019

Online retail sales grew by 5.4% for the first half of 2019, down from 16.9% growth for the comparable period in 2018, according to data from the latest IMRG CapGemini eRetail Sales Index.

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France rebuffs Trump on wine tax threat

Published:  29 July, 2019

Bruno Le Maire, France’s minister of finance, has rejected a threat from US President Donald Trump to impose a levy on imports of French wine into the US.

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McGuigan steps down as CEO of Australian Vintage

Published:  29 July, 2019

Neil McGuigan is to resign from his role as chief executive of Australian Vintage.

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Sustainable British winemakers to unite under WineGB banner

Published:  26 July, 2019

A new initiative created with the aim of supporting UK growers and winemakers in their efforts to produce sustainable wines has been given an official name.

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Friday Read: Merlot

Published:  26 July, 2019

Can one film realistically change consumer attitudes to two grape varieties?

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Retail sales fall for longest period since 2011

Published:  26 July, 2019

Retail sales fell for the third consecutive month in the year to July, marking the longest period of decline since 2011, according to the latest CBI monthly Distributive Trades Survey.

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Amorim buys 50% stake in Vinolok

Published:  26 July, 2019

Amorim has acquired a 50% stake in high-end glass and crystal closures producer Vinolok for an undisclosed sum.

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Producers optimistic of 2021 ‘launch’ for rosé Prosecco

Published:  26 July, 2019

When it comes to global wine trends Prosecco and rosé are both at the business end of the list, so when news from the Prosecco DOC Consortium began to filter through about a new rosé category for the famous Italian fizz the trade and customers alike got very excited.

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Milroys gears up to open second permanent venue

Published:  25 July, 2019

Whisky specialist Milroys Soho has revealed it is opening its second permanent residence in a townhouse within the heart of Spitalfields.

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Double digit growth for Diageo brands as “Nation’s love of gin continues"

Published:  25 July, 2019

Sales of gin continue to boost spirits sales at Diageo, as Tanqueray and Gordon’s clock yet another year of double digit growth.

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Boutinot thrilled to top Wholesalers Top 50 list

Published:  25 July, 2019

Stockport-based importer, agent and producer Boutinot has expressed surprise and delight at topping the Harpers’ Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers list for 2019.

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WOSA’s challenge to indies ahead of South African Wine Festival

Published:  25 July, 2019

Wines of South Africa (WOSA) is challenging independent merchants to decorate their shops in Rainbow Nation colours this Autumn to coincide with its South African Wine Festival.

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Santa Rita renews Arsenal deal

Published:  24 July, 2019

Chile’s Santa Rita winery has signed up for a second three-year partnership with Arsenal football club.

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The rise and rise of Chinese wine

Published:  24 July, 2019

There’s been a lot written about China’s growing appetite for wine consumption (much of it from well-heeled Bordeaux estates and Burgundian domains), but the Chinese are serious about wine production too and are the world's leading grape producer, growing 11.7 million tons of fruit in 2018, equating to around 15% of global grape production.

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Wine Scholar Guild launches new Spanish programme

Published:  24 July, 2019

Wine education body the Wine Scholar Guild is to launch a new study and certification programme centred on Spanish wine production in October.

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New Vinpro initiative to drive SA wine tourism

Published:  24 July, 2019

South African wine industry body Vinpro has launched a new Wine Tourism Toolkit to help wineries open or develop their wine-tourism businesses.

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SWA blasts Bladnoch for sexist marketing campaign

Published:  23 July, 2019

Bladnoch Distillery has been reprimanded by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) for the sexist marketing of its True Scot brand.

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