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Liv-ex places orders for Millar and Carter

Published:  15 February, 2021

Liv-ex is bolstering its team with the hiring of two editors from rival wine trade titles.

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New Zealand just shy of organics target, but growth continues

Published:  11 February, 2021

New Zealand has just missed its self-imposed 2020 organics target, though a groundswell of producers switching up their practices means the country could be on track to reach the milestone within the next couple of years.

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Extra SA fundraising tasting due to demand

Published:  11 February, 2021

Love Wine, co-founded by Richard Bampfield MW, has added an additional day to its virtual fundraising tasting initiative launched in aid of the South African wine industry.  

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UK Port sales rising

Published:  11 February, 2021

Port sales to the UK increased by 11.4% in volume and 2.8% in value in 2020, according to the Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP).

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Willard joins Winetraders

Published:  11 February, 2021

Winetraders has announced that Beth Willard has joined the commercial team as buying director.

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Water brand launches in aid of The Drinks Trust

Published:  11 February, 2021

Trust Water, a premium water brand, has been launched by hospitality experts Mark Bickerton and Richard Bailey.

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No/low consumption to rise 31% by 2024

Published:  10 February, 2021

Total volume sales of no/low alcohol beer, wine, spirits, and ready-to-drink (RTD) products are set to increase 31% by 2024, according to a No-and Low-Alcohol Strategic Study 2021 from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. 

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'Significant growth' for organic wine

Published:  10 February, 2021

Supermarket sales of organic beer, wines and spirits (BWS) soared in the last year, growing ahead of overall organic supermarket sales.

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Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary open for applicants

Published:  10 February, 2021

The annual Gerard Basset Travel Scholarship 2021 bursary is now open to UK-based sommelier entrants.

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Government to meet with hospitality minister petitioners

Published:  10 February, 2021

Business minister Paul Scully will meet with with petitioners calling for a minister for hospitality, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed.

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Pandemic fails to halt UK distillery boom

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has failed to halt the UK’s distillery boom with new figures showing a record number of distilleries were registered in 2020.

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UK glass manufacturer creates 'world’s most sustainable glass bottle'

Published:  09 February, 2021

Glass container manufacturer Encirc has create what it claims to be the world’s most sustainable glass bottle. 

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North South Wines signs Ventisquero distribution deal

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chilean producer Ventisquero Wine Estates (VWE) has appointed North South Wines as distributor for its Ventisquero brand.

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Waitrose adds premium Indian wine

Published:  09 February, 2021

Waitrose has launched a premium Indian wine, which it said it believed to be a first for a UK supermarket.   

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Oxford Wine Company launches tourism platform

Published:  09 February, 2021

The Oxford Wine Company (OWC) has launched a wine tourism platform aimed at making wineries "accessible to everybody". 

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Chapel Down to place Curious Drinks into administration

Published:  09 February, 2021

Chapel Down is to dispose of its Curious Drinks business to a NewCo, established by private equity firm Risk Capital Partners (RCP).

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Industry leaders lined up for Rebooting the On-Trade webinar

Published:  08 February, 2021

With restaurants, bars and hotels facing unprecedented challenges when the hospitality sector begins to re-open this spring/summer, Harpers and Trade Hospitality App have teamed up to bring together top operators for our forthcoming Building Back Better: Rebooting the On-Trade for 2021 webinar.

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Vinpro awaits confirmation of new court date

Published:  08 February, 2021

Vinpro has said it now awaits confirmation of a new expedited court date in its battle to avoid any future disruptions to the South African wine industry and its value-chain.

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Bordeaux Index predicts ‘resurgence’ for Bordeaux following record Q4 trading

Published:  08 February, 2021

Bordeaux Index has reported record volume trading volumes for Q4 2020, with Bordeaux and Burgundy to the fore, in what the fine wine trading platform described as “step change gains” compared with Q4 2019.

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SA’s Bosman Family Vineyards bolsters European team

Published:  08 February, 2021

South Africa’s Bosman Family Vineyards has bolstered its sales capacity in the European and African markets with with two senior appointments.

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