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Sunak reveals new Job Support Scheme and confirms VAT cuts

Published:  24 September, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed the details of the government’s Winter Economy Plan, including a new Job Support Scheme that will replace furlough when it closes on 31 October, and an extension of the VAT break for hospitality until 31 March 2021. 

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Bancroft snaps up two SA producers from FMV

Published:  24 September, 2020

Bancroft Wines has expanded its South African portfolio with Anthonij Rupert Wines and Constantia Glen, both of which were previously represented in the UK by Field, Morris & Verdin (FMV). 

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Quarter of businesses think they will fail by end of year

Published:  24 September, 2020

Almost a quarter (23%) of hospitality businesses think their businesses will fail by the end of the year without further government support.

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Sign up for return of Eat Spain, Drink Spain

Published:  24 September, 2020

This November sees the return of Eat Spain, Drink Spain, a month long series of events, promotions and workshops around the UK, celebrating the lip-smacking gastro-diversity of wines and foods from Spain.

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Majestic rubber stamps new logo

Published:  24 September, 2020

Majestic has unveiled its definitive new logo and begun the process of rolling it out across its estate. 

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Zero waste wine range launched by Borough

Published:  23 September, 2020

Sustainably-focused merchant Borough Wines has launched a zero waste wine range that taps into growing consumer environmental concerns.

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Kingsland Drinks lands Cellier des Dauphins

Published:  23 September, 2020

Kingsland Drinks has been announced as the exclusive UK distribution partner for leading Rhône producer Cellier des Dauphins.

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Bodegas Protos unveils DO Cigales rosé project

Published:  23 September, 2020

Bodegas Protos has made its first foray into DO Cigales with a new winery specifically designed to produce rosé.   

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Jascots adds three producers to Spanish portfolio

Published:  23 September, 2020

Jascots Wine Merchants has strengthened its Spanish portfolio with three new producers.

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UKH: “Cumulative effect of new restrictions hugely damaging”

Published:  23 September, 2020

The industry has called on the government for immediate and wide-ranging support following the latest hospitality restrictions imposed on the on-trade. 

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PM: “New restrictions by no means a return to full lockdown but could apply for six months”

Published:  22 September, 2020

PM Boris Johnson has confirmed a new 10pm closure rule, and table service only, across the on-trade from this Thursday. 

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CEBR warns 10pm closure order could reverse economic recovery

Published:  22 September, 2020

The planned introduction of a 10pm closure order could reverse the country’s economic recovery, the Centre of Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has warned.

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Oastbrook Estate releases second vintage Pinot Gris

Published:  22 September, 2020

Oastbrook Estate in Sussex has released its second vintage Pinot Gris 2019. 

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APPG report lays bare “disastrous impact” of VI-1s

Published:  22 September, 2020

A new report from a committee of MPs into the impact of VI-1 wine import certificates has warned that the red tape will cause chaos and price hikes.

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New 10pm closure order "another crushing blow”

Published:  22 September, 2020

UK Hospitality (UKH) has described the planned introduction of a 10pm closure order and compulsory table service for on-site sales across England as “another crushing blow” to the beleaguered industry. 

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Portman’s new chair sets sights on building membership and advancing thought leadership

Published:  21 September, 2020

Philip Rycroft, the new chair at Portman Group, used his first interview in his new role to outline his vision for expanding the reach and success of the industry regulatory body.

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Louis Jadot unveils Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge wine

Published:  21 September, 2020

Maison Louis Jadot has launched a new wine, Bourgogne Côte d’Or Rouge, featuring a label designed by students at London’s art and design college, Central Saint Martins. 

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Quinta do Noval white makes UK debut

Published:  21 September, 2020

Quinta do Noval has released its Cedro do Noval white table wine in the UK for the first time.

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67 Pall Mall launches inaugural book

Published:  21 September, 2020

Fine wine club 67 Pall Mall has launched its first book – Wine and Food. The Perfect Match. 

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Sales dip after EOHO ends but trend for early week trading continues

Published:  21 September, 2020

Food and drink sales fell back last week following the end of the Eat Out to Help Out (EOHO) scheme and fresh concerns about rising Covid infections, according to new CGA research. 

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