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SITT announces strongest lineup of exhibitors yet

Published:  02 February, 2023

The Specialist Importers’ Trade Tasting (SITT) returns this spring, with a dedicated focus on the independent sector.

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Bordeaux Wines Forum: "There are no more climate-sceptics"

Published:  02 February, 2023

Last week, Bordeaux’s Palais des Congrès hosted the 2023 edition of the Sustainable Development of Bordeaux Wines Forum. 

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Premium English sparkling wine producer, Gusbourne, reports significant sales growth in 2022

Published:  01 February, 2023

Gusbourne, the Kent and West Sussex-based premium sparkling wine producer, has reported significant sales increases in its unaudited trading update for the 12 months to 31 December 2022.

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Jascots expands New Zealand portfolio with Prophet’s Rock

Published:  01 February, 2023

Jascots Wine Merchants has added New Zealand producer Prophet’s Rock to its expanding portfolio.

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Scotland on-trade facing ‘tidal wave’ of challenges, says SLTA

Published:  31 January, 2023

Scotland’s pubs, bars, restaurants and hotels face an unprecedented cocktail of challenges, according to the most recent Scottish Licenced Trade Association (SLTA) survey.

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Be Inclusive Hospitality launches 2023 race equity survey

Published:  31 January, 2023

Be Inclusive Hospitality is inviting trade responses to its third Inside Hospitality survey, which aims to build upon the findings of past years.

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Musar turns to Fells for UK distribution

Published:  31 January, 2023

Lebanese producer Chateau Musar is to join the John E. Fells & Sons portfolio, adding to the roll call of leading family estates the importer represents in the UK.

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Sparkling resilient as alcohol sales decline across Europe

Published:  30 January, 2023

A new study undertaken by analyst firm IRI paints a troubling picture for the European beverage industry, albeit there are some encouraging signs that certain categories are 'recessionary resilient'.

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Wine Paris partners with World’s Best Sommelier Competition

Published:  30 January, 2023

The upcoming Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris exhibition will showcase a number of landmark events involving award-winning sommeliers, including Chef & Sommelier Duos and the Battle of the Female Sommeliers.

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Chronic staff shortages accelerate unprecedented hospitality wage inflation

Published:  30 January, 2023

Average wages for hospitality workers have risen 53% over the past 10 years, according to a new study released by charted accountancy firm Hazlewoods.

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Finding the ‘perfect’ English sparkling wine glass

Published:  30 January, 2023

Designing the best glass with which to serve a particular style of wine has long been the mission for the Riedel family, which has built a glass-blowing empire out of pinpointing the precise dimensions for higher end drinks receptacles. And having a bespoke vessel to deliver the best expression of your wine arguably suggests you have ‘arrived’, confirming a seat at the top table. A position English sparkling wine took a step closer to last week.

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Burgundy 2021: A car crash waiting to happen?

Published:  27 January, 2023

Burgundy 2021 is what happens when you invest in an agricultural product that is dependent on environmental circumstances outside of the control of growers, merchants and buyers alike.

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Exclusive: Justerini & Brooks joins forces with Raúl Pérez

Published:  27 January, 2023

Wine Merchant Justerini & Brooks has unveiled its first-ever collaborative wine – a partnership between buyer Mark Dearing and icon of Spanish winemaking, producer Raúl Pérez.

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Louis Latour Agencies tasting: "We are constantly looking to expand"

Published:  27 January, 2023

Louis Latour Agencies, owned by Maison Louis Latour, the historic Burgundy grower negotiant, showcased its small but impressive portfolio at the Haberdasher’s Hall in central London on Wednesday.

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Bibendum takes the ‘art of (selling) wine’ in a new direction

Published:  27 January, 2023

Bibendum has just closed the cap on its first tasting concept of 2023, with a roster of likeminded events lined up for the year ahead as the company diversifies its annual tasting format.

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Friday read: Paolo De Marchi leaves 'happy ghosts' at Isole e Olena

Published:  27 January, 2023

Justin Keay reports on a recent visit to Paolo De Marchi of Isole e Olena winery towards the end of 2022, in what turned out to be an elegiac trip. In 2022, De Marchi completed his last vintage after almost 50 years.

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Diageo announces 18% sales growth in 2023 interim results

Published:  26 January, 2023

The British multinational alcoholic beverage company, Diageo, has reported net sales of £9.4 billion in the half-year ending 31 December 2022, an increase of 18.4% on the same period in 2021.

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Maisons Marques et Domaines adds Tenuta Luce to UK portfolio

Published:  25 January, 2023

Tenuta Luce has announced that it will be commercially represented by Maisons Marques et Domaines in the UK market. 

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Jascots marks growth of premium range

Published:  25 January, 2023

Jascots Wine Merchants has recorded strong results for 2022, laying growth at the door of new business and an ongoing focus on range premiumisation.

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Grenache in the spotlight at UK’s biggest showcase of Australian wine

Published:  25 January, 2023

The Australia Trade Tasting returned to London on 24 January 2023, showcasing more than 700 wines from 200 wine producers to hundreds of trade and media in the UK.

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