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WSTA and LWF reveal results of UK importers Brexit survey

Published:  28 February, 2019

The Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA) has revealed the results of a survey carried out at its recent roundtable, held in partnership with the London Wine Fair (LWF), looking ahead to the potential effects of various Brexit outcomes on the trade.

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Thc could replace abv as consumers look to cannabis for an “intoxicating buzz”

Published:  28 February, 2019

Experts have warned that alcoholic drinks is the FMCG category most likely to be under threat from cannabis, which will be at the heart of a “global paradigm shift” over the next decade.

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Post-Brexit trade deals could pressure Government over duty rises

Published:  28 February, 2019

Major New World exporters to the UK could bring pressure to bear on the UK Government over duty rises on wine as part of negotiations over future free trade agreements.

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Hatch Mansfield joins the IMW’s international supporter community

Published:  27 February, 2019

The Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) has announced Hatch Mansfield has joined its international supporter community.

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Garçon launches 10-bottle case to slash carbon emissions and costs

Published:  27 February, 2019

Garçon Wines, inventor of the 750ml flattened wine bottle, has launched a 10- bottle case it claims will slash carbon emissions and costs.

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Jascots teams up with The Uncommon

Published:  27 February, 2019

Jascots Wine Merchants has joined forces with The Uncommon to deliver exclusively to the London on-trade.

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James Hocking sets up new Californian wine agency

Published:  27 February, 2019

James Hocking, previously wine director at The Vineyard Cellars, has set up a new Californian-focused wine agency that will specialise in “boutique, family-owned wineries” and target “high end independent wine merchants, wine-focused restaurants and private clients”.

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UK wine industry faces big bill and paperwork hell in no-deal Brexit

Published:  27 February, 2019

A no-deal Brexit will generate over 600,000 additional forms costing the wine industry £70 million, according to the WSTA.

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Macron targets 80% ban on glyphosate

Published:  27 February, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron has restated his belief that French vineyards can stop using glyphosate-based weedkillers, though he has accepted he will fall short of his original aim to ban the controversial product altogether.

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Rueda DO turns focus on Rueda rather than Verdejo in renewed UK export campaign

Published:  26 February, 2019

Boosted by a 2018 bumper crop, the Rueda DO wine board is this year renewing its export campaign switching its focus from the region’s predominant Verdejo grape variety to Rueda.

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Asia de Cuba to close after 20 years

Published:  26 February, 2019

Asia de Cuba, the restaurant at St Martins Lane hotel which introduced Chino-Latino cuisine to London, will close at the end of February.

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Bunnahabhain Distillery in £10.5m upgrade

Published:  26 February, 2019

Bunnahabhain Distillery has begun a three year overhaul after owner Distell International invested £10.5 million to undergo an “extensive upgrade and refresh” of the distillery.

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Raw Wine reveals line up for new ‘Speakers Corner’

Published:  26 February, 2019

Raw Wine London has “partnered with some of the UK’s top low-intervention organic, biodynamic and natural wine importers” for its new ‘Speakers Corner’ tasting and talks area.

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New additions revealed for Harpers' Think France event

Published:  26 February, 2019

Harpers has released more details about its new event dedicated to French wines - Think France.

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Peter McCombie MW joins C&C Wines as portfolio ambassador

Published:  25 February, 2019

C&C Wines has welcomed Peter McCombie MW to its fold as a part-time portfolio ambassador.

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Roberson Wine & Simpsons team up to launch new still wine range

Published:  25 February, 2019

Simpsons Wine Estate and Roberson Wine have joined forces to launch four new English still wines.

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Gilbeys and Bibendum join forces in Ireland

Published:  25 February, 2019

Bibendum and Gilbeys have teamed up in the Republic of Ireland with effect from 1 March.

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Domaines Paul Mas adds Domaine Les Verrières to its portfolio

Published:  25 February, 2019

Domaines Paul Mas has added Domaine Les Verrières, in the Grés de Montpellier appellation, to its portfolio of estates.

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UK restaurant numbers dip for first time in nine years

Published:  25 February, 2019

The number of “casual dining” restaurants has dropped for the first time in nine years as the pressures facing the sector take their toll.

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Oregon & Washington tasting reveals new exhibitors and 'NY guests'

Published:  22 February, 2019

Oregon Wine Board and Washington State Wine has revealed a quartet of new wineries poised to exhibit at its London tasting next month, alongside a ‘guest table’ from New York.

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