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Living with lockdown - D&D London

Published:  04 May, 2020

Diana Rollan, group head of beverage at D&D London, gives Lisa Riley a glimpse of what may lay ahead for restaurants when the on-trade starts to reopen. 

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UK consumers are drinking less despite surging sales, new survey shows

Published:  04 May, 2020

Consumers are shunning alcoholic drinks during the Covid-19 crisis, the latest BrandTrack survey from CGA has found.

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Securing a rent break key concern for hospitality

Published:  01 May, 2020

Securing a time out on rent has come out as a key priority for Britain’s pubs, bars and restaurants as cashflow concerns top their agendas. 

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Bordeaux ramps up marketing to deliver accessible ‘human face’

Published:  01 May, 2020

Bordeaux governing body CIVB is spicing up its promotional drive for 2020, with “tight, aggressive and positive” objectives promised in seven key markets, including the UK.

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Liv-ex updates its LWIN wine and spirits identifier

Published:  01 May, 2020

Liv-ex has introduced “significant” upgrades to its universal LWIN (Liv-ex wine identification number) identifier for wines and spirits. 

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Majestic expands Cooke's role and reveals new leadership hires

Published:  01 May, 2020

Majestic Wine has revealed details of a number of changes to key personnel, as the business prepares for its new chapter.

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Wine Australia improves educational programme

Published:  01 May, 2020

Wine Australia has improved its Australian Wine Discovered (AWD) educational programme with all modules and materials refreshed and three new modules added. 

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Climate change creeps up in Burgundy

Published:  01 May, 2020

Rising temperatures coupled with sensitive Pinot Noir spell change for the Burgundian hierarchy, as James Lawrence reports.

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The Wine Society adds Australian wine to En Primeur offer

Published:  01 May, 2020

The Wine Society has added Torbreck's The Steading 2018 to its portfolio, making the first time the business has offered an Australian wine En Primeur. 

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Wine GB unveils new initiative to support UK producers

Published:  30 April, 2020

Wine GB has unveiled a new initiative aimed at boosting sales of English and Welsh wines to help producers and growers hit by the lack of cellar door sales and the on-trade closure.

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AXA Millésimes awards 2020 scholarships to five MW students

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) and AXA Millésimes have announced the five international winners of the AXA Millésimes scholarship.

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Concha y Toro provides lab for Covid-19 testing

Published:  30 April, 2020

Concha y Toro’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI) in Chile has had its lab certified for Covid-19 testing. 

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The Drinks Trust reaches £1m milestone

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Drinks Trust has raised just over £1m via its campaign launched in March to support the people of the drinks industry who have been left in financial crisis as a result of coronavirus (Covid-19).   

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The Gran Orden de Caballeros appoints Sarah Jane Evans MW as chair

Published:  30 April, 2020

The Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino (GOCV) has appointed Sarah Jane Evans MW as its new chair. 

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South African wine exports set to resume

Published:  29 April, 2020

The South African government has announced that the ban on exports of wine imposed during lockdown will be lifted from the end of this week as the country eases its measures. 

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Generics respond to the pandemic: Wines of Germany

Published:  29 April, 2020

In the last of our current series on the generic bodies and their activities in relation to the pandemic and lockdown, Andrew Catchpole talks to Nicky Forrest, MD of Phipps, representing Wines of Germany.

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CIVB unveils Hot 50 Bordeaux 2020 Selection

Published:  29 April, 2020

Vins de Bordeaux (CIVB) has revealed the Top 50 wines chosen to make up its Hot 50 Bordeaux Selection for 2020. 

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Brazilians prioritise saving over spending

Published:  29 April, 2020

Brazilian wine drinkers are prioritising saving over spending during the pandemic, but still value wine.

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Early 2020 Santa Rita harvest “most memorable and particularly challenging”

Published:  29 April, 2020

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has pronounced the 2020 harvest as the “most memorable” but also as “particularly challenging within the context in which it developed”.

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Online BWS sales soar 78%

Published:  29 April, 2020

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits (BWS) surged 78% in the last four weeks making it the fastest growing grocery category in terms of sales.

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