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Miquel Hudin relaunches website with subscription model

Published:  19 September, 2019

Catalonia-based American wine writer Miquel Hudin has relaunched his website hudin.com as a subscriber-based portal.

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Vinpro and Stellenbosh University revive experimental vineyards

Published:  19 September, 2019

Vinpro and Stellenbosch University (SU) have joined forces to drive the revival of its experimental vineyards with the aim of turning it into a “world-class site for practical skills transfer”.

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GinKing wins US distribution with help from DIT

Published:  19 September, 2019

Surrey-based drinks producer GinKing has won a £90k export order from a US wine merchant.

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Hallgarten expands SA portfolio with Mulderbosh Vineyards

Published:  19 September, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive on- and off-trade distributor across the UK for South Africa’s Mulderbosh Vineyards.

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Mark Jarvis opens at Trade members club

Published:  19 September, 2019

Mark Jarvis of Holborn’s Anglo restaurant is to start a residency at Trade, the Soho-based members’ club for the hospitality industry.

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Accolade adds Pinotage to Kumala range

Published:  19 September, 2019

Accolade Wines is to launch a Pinotage varietal under its South African wine brand Kumala later this month.

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WSTA urges government to act on concerns of industry

Published:  19 September, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) used its 2019 Industry Summit as a platform to urge the government to act on the concerns of the industry, also highlighting the “lack of political leadership replaced by heavy handed political manoeuvring”.

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Australia’s search for ‘future icons’

Published:  18 September, 2019

Australia’s new generation of icon wines will reflect a growing confidence in listening to the Aussie palate, drawing on tradition to inform the avant-garde.

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Plumpton launches nationwide viticultural apprentice scheme

Published:  18 September, 2019

Plumpton College is looking for UK wine producers to take part in the pilot group for its first nationwide viticultural apprenticeship.

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Pre-Christmas campaign for Cava

Published:  18 September, 2019

Cava is to get a big promotional push in the run up to Christmas, its regulatory body has announced.

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Last-minute offer halts strike action at Diageo

Published:  18 September, 2019

Proposed strike action by workers at Diageo facilities in Scotland has been called off after management and unions reached a last-minute settlement.

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Consorzio Doc delle Venezie reports ‘marked declining’ but ’well-balanced’ vintage

Published:  18 September, 2019

Consorzio Doc delle Venezie has reported a good start to the 2019 harvest with a well-balanced, but reduced, crop of grapes on the Pinot Grigio vines.

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Santa Rita renews partnership with the IMW

Published:  18 September, 2019

Santa Rita Estates (SRE) has announced it will continue to form part of the Institute of Master of Wine’s (IMW) international supporter community for a further three years. 

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Organic sparkling wine DO move sparks new Cava rift

Published:  17 September, 2019

Corpinnat and Classic Penedès producers in Catalonia have joined forces in a bid to create the world’s first certified organic sparkling wine Denominación de Origen (DO-PDO).

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Fuller’s invests £2m in all-day dining venue and cocktail bar

Published:  17 September, 2019

Fuller’s has invests nearly £2m in its latest development project – upgrading The Chamberlain Hotel on Minories.

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Cider is Wine alliance gains momentum with new member

Published:  17 September, 2019

Cider is Wine, the new trade alliance that aims to create a “global cider category” made from 100% apples (or pears for perry) has gained a new member.

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Solid BWS and pre-mixed performance boost grocery sales

Published:  17 September, 2019

Sales at UK supermarkets were up 2.2% in the last four weeks compared to the same period last year boosted not only by the August Bank Holiday heatwave but also by a solid BWS and pre-mixed alcoholic drinks performance, according to Nielsen.

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Bibendum adds host of wines

Published:  17 September, 2019

Bibendum has expanded its on-trade portfolio with a selection of wines from England, New Zealand, Italy, Greece and Uruguay.

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Importers collective SPOT portfolio offers streamlined buying

Published:  17 September, 2019

Sometimes the best ideas are the most straight-forward ones; at least that’s the hope of Solano Peña-Lenzi from specialist wine importer Hispamerchants.

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New global buying hub will see Aldi pool its resources across Europe

Published:  16 September, 2019

Aldi has revealed additional details of its latest move to create a wine-buying hub in Salzburg, Austria, which will have a major impact on the way the discounter buys, blends and sells wines across markets.

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