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WineGB to exhibit as ‘major generic body’ at LWF

Published:  27 January, 2020

WineGB has announced it will exhibit at this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) as a major generic body for the first time.

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Silicon Valley entrepreneur to double capacity at Burgundy’s largest monopole

Published:  24 January, 2020

Chateau de Pommard, the Burgundy estate owned by American businessman Michael Baum, is undergoing a major winery upgrade in order to help launch the seven terroirs and soil-types of its walled vineyard Clos Marey-Monge into key markets.

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Friday Read: Sustainability, organics or biodynamics – who’s got it right?

Published:  24 January, 2020

Since France’s ‘organic’ fair Millesime Bio began in 1993, France and the rest of the winemaking world have come to embrace the gamut of holistic winemaking practices, from sustainability to organics and biodynamics. But how useful, actually, are they as separate disciplines? And do they have the staying power to be truly ‘sustainable’ longterm? Mike Turner, who was in Montpellier to judge this year’s medal winners, mulls over the big questions.

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Mirabeau expands team with three directors

Published:  23 January, 2020

Mirabeau has expanded its team with three new directors to drive its expansion into new markets.

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Gareth Bath joins Distill Ventures as European MD

Published:  23 January, 2020

Former Chapel Down and BrewDog MD Gareth Bath has joined independent drinks accelerator Distill Ventures as European MD.

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Henry Boyes to leave Mitchells & Butlers

Published:  23 January, 2020

Mitchells & Butlers’ group wine buyer and inaugural Harpers Hot 100 on-trade list topper Henry Boyes is moving on from his buying role.

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Majestic MD leaves as part of management reshuffle

Published:  22 January, 2020

Majestic MD Josh Lincoln has left the business as part of a management reshuffle.

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Wine Australia reveals AUD $500m raised in charitable donations

Published:  22 January, 2020

Wine Australia has revealed that more than AUD $500m has been raised so far in charitable donations from across the globe in relation to the devastating bushfires.

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Trump trade truce puts US tariffs on French wine on hold

Published:  22 January, 2020

The USA’s threat of slapping 100% tariffs on US$2.4 billion worth of French imports including wine and Champagne seems to have been put on hold after the countries’ leaders announced a ceasefire on Twitter.

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Wine stars turn out for record number of WSET diploma graduates

Published:  22 January, 2020

Some of the trade’s biggest names turned out last night to celebrate the induction of a record-breaking number of diploma students into the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) alumni hall of fame.

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Hallgarten adds Lebanon’s Château Oumsiyat

Published:  22 January, 2020

Hallgarten Wines has added Lebanese producer Château Oumsiyat to its portfolio.

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Tyrrell’s reduces 2020 vintage ‘severely’ due to smoke taint

Published:  22 January, 2020

Tyrrell’s Wines has made the decision to have a “severely reduced” 2020 vintage due to smoke taint caused by the bushfires, with the Australian producer estimating a total crop loss of 80%.

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Mike Coupe to retire as Sainsbury’s CEO

Published:  22 January, 2020

Sainsbury's has announced its CEO Mike Coupe will retire from the supermarket group in May this year.

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Broadland Wineries changes name to Broadland Drinks

Published:  21 January, 2020

Broadland Wineries has confirmed it will be changing its name to Broadland Drinks to reflect the “changing nature of its business”. 

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WSTA reiterates call for duty cut

Published:  21 January, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has reiterated its call for a cut in duty.    

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Yalumba unveils minimal intervention range

Published:  21 January, 2020

Yalumba unveiled its latest NPD at Australia Trade Tasting - a four-strong range of wine made with minimal intervention.

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Mannnings Heath reveals new winery plans

Published:  21 January, 2020

Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate has proposed plans to build a winery, tasting room and restaurant on its 500-acre West Sussex site.

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Bibendum adds host of new producers

Published:  21 January, 2020

Bibendum Wine has added a host of new producers to its on-trade portfolio.

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Diageo Reserve hits the road for UK studios tour

Published:  20 January, 2020

Diageo is preparing to get bartenders revved up ahead of its annual World Class cocktail-making competition with a UK-wide ‘training tour’.

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Tough growing season spells drop in yields for Riverland

Published:  20 January, 2020

Hot and dry conditions have made for a tough growing season in many South Australian regions, according to the state’s Riverland where harvest has begun with early Chardonnay grapes picked for sparkling wine.

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