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Scottish Wholesale Association’s Achievers Awards open for entries

Published:  29 June, 2021

Entries are now open for the Achievers Awards 2022, the industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

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Bordeaux Day dates revealed

Published:  29 June, 2021

The new dates for the pushed back inaugural Bordeaux Day have been revealed with events confirmed for both London and Manchester.

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Casillero del Diablo goes white for new campaign

Published:  29 June, 2021

Casillero del Diablo, the UK’s leading Chilean wine brand known for its punchy reds, is launching a new consumer campaign to drive awareness of the “seasonality and great quality” of its white wines.

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WoSA: ‘Industry deeply disturbed by alcohol ban’

Published:  28 June, 2021

Wines of South Africa (WoSA) has voiced deep concern following President Cyril Ramaphosa announcing another total ban on the sale of alcohol yesterday, marking the fourth ban since the start of the pandemic.

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Proposed Bill could enforce handing over of tips to staff

Published:  28 June, 2021

A proposed Tips Bill could force on-trade operators to hand over all tips to their staff, should it be passed by Parliament.

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Chapel Down raises 90% of funding goal

Published:  28 June, 2021

Chapel Down has raised more than 90%, or £6.3m, of its funding goal in just over three weeks, with more than 3,600 investors joining it so far. 

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Pernod Ricard appoints new marketing director

Published:  28 June, 2021

Pernod Ricard UK (PRUK) has appointment Leanne Banks to the position of marketing director, replacing Raja Banerji.

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Fourth alcohol ban for South Africa

Published:  28 June, 2021

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced a total ban on the sale of alcohol for the fourth time since the start of the pandemic. 

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Lanchester starts recruitment drive

Published:  24 June, 2021

Lanchester Wines has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Rebecca Vernon, who joins in a newly created role of senior business manager-retail.

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Bordeaux Wine Month back for fourth year

Published:  24 June, 2021

Bordeaux Wine Month is returning for its fourth year this September, offering independent retailers the chance to boost their Bordeaux sales.

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Long read: Will this be the decade the wine industry ditches glass?

Published:  24 June, 2021

Émilie Steckenborn, sommelier, education consultant and creator of the Bottled in China podcast, delves into the wine industry’s reliance on often coloured, non-recyclable glass while giving the lowdown on this year’s biggest sustainable launches.

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TaxPayers’ Alliance backs tax cuts for wine producers

Published:  24 June, 2021

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has added its voice of support for the English wine industry calling for an end to the “unfair tax system that is crippling the industry”.

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Old Vine Conference to focus on genetics and heritage

Published:  24 June, 2021

The second Old Vine Conference is taking place online on 30June and 1 July 2021, with a focus on genetics and heritage.

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Accolade acquires Lambrini

Published:  24 June, 2021

Accolade Wines has acquired Lambrini, the nation’s leading brand of Perry, Harpers can exclusively reveal.

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Rioja Regulatory Council unveils new president

Published:  24 June, 2021

The Rioja Regulatory Council has appointed Fernando Ezquerro as its new president for the next four years.

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Wine GB unveils 2021 award winners

Published:  24 June, 2021

Wine GB has unveiled the the winners of this year’s awards for which there was a record number of entries and first-time entrants from all over England and Wales.

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Graft expands sales team as it returns to London

Published:  24 June, 2021

The Graft Wine Company has appointed two new sales people, while also reopening a London office.

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South African wine exports face challenges at port terminals

Published:  23 June, 2021

New plans to make the South Africa’s Cape Town Port more efficient have been welcomed by Vinpro, the non-profit company which represents almost 2,600 South African wine producers, cellars and industry stakeholders.

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Portuguese Cork Producers Association to launch UK sustainability campaign

Published:  23 June, 2021

The Portuguese Cork Producers Association (APCOR) is launching a sustainability campaign this summer aimed at promoting the benefits of cork bottle stoppers to consumers.

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Staff shortages to hit crisis levels

Published:  23 June, 2021

Staff shortages in the hospitality sector are set to hit crisis levels following the 30 June, when it will become more difficult to hire EU workers, a leading City law firm has warned.

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