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Fermentation underway in Champagne for “solar” 2022 vintage

Published:  22 September, 2022

Comité Champagne, the trade association representing the interests of Champagne growers and houses, has published an update on its “solar” 2022 vintage.

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Bodega Argento adds three new organic listings to on-trade portfolio

Published:  21 September, 2022

Bodega Argento has added a trio of premium organic Argentinian wines to its existing on-trade range with UK distribution partner Bibendum.

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Business energy bills capped by government relief scheme

Published:  21 September, 2022

The government has announced a new energy relief scheme that will reduce energy bills for businesses by 50% of expected levels. 

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Liquid Icons announces recipients of 2022 diversity scholarships

Published:  20 September, 2022

Liquid Icons, the fine wine company founded by the late Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and his friend Lewis Chester DipWSET, have announced the recipients of The 2022 Taylor’s Port Golden Vines Diversity Scholarships.

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30th vintage of Casa Real released on La Place de Bordeaux

Published:  20 September, 2022

Chilean winery Viña Santa Rita has released its 2019 Casa Real vintage on the La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.

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Hospitality insolvencies jump 59%

Published:  20 September, 2022

The latest insolvency figures show just how hard the hospitality industry has been affected by the cost-of-living crisis and soaring energy bills, with pubs, bars and restaurants some of the worst hit among UK businesses.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars launches annual sustainability report

Published:  20 September, 2022

Berkmann Wine Cellars, the largest family-owned wine importer in the UK, has published its annual sustainability report.

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Nick Gillett: How red tape is paralysing the industry

Published:  20 September, 2022

In the second of our new critical mini-series, Mangrove UK’s MD calls for a serious untangling of post-Brexit red tape.

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The Drinks Trust announces campaign to help hospitality workers facing fuel poverty

Published:  20 September, 2022

Next month, the Drinks Trust will launch the Emergency Energy Poverty Fund, a dedicated grant-giving campaign to help vulnerable hospitality workers heat and power their homes.

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The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2022 announces medal results

Published:  16 September, 2022

The medal winners of the Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC) were announced today (September 16), with a total of 147 Gold & 249 Silver medals awarded in this year’s competition.

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Businesses urged to get behind ‘Hospitality Apprenticeships Week’

Published:  16 September, 2022

Trade bodies, charities and training providers have come together to promote Hospitality Apprenticeships Week 2022, running between 3 and 9 October.

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Garage Wine Co.’s Old-Vine ‘Revival’ project comes to the UK

Published:  16 September, 2022

Pioneering winemaker, Derek Mossman Knapp of Garage Wine Co, was in London this week for the UK launch of their Old-Vine Revival project. The initiative began in the Maule in Southern Chile during lockdown to revive small parcels of old vines of the ancient grape variety País.

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Masons of Yorkshire launches Cocktail Star of the North competition

Published:  16 September, 2022

The fully-independent gin business, Masons of Yorkshire, is leading a search for the next ‘bartending star’ in the North of England.

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Bodegas Montecillo move to Ehrmanns

Published:  15 September, 2022

Bodegas Montecillo, D.O.Ca. Rioja’s third oldest bodega and Fuenmayor’s oldest has appointed Ehrmanns as its UK importer and brand owner.

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LWC Drinks launches new, no-and-low wine collection

Published:  15 September, 2022

Italian wine producer Bosca has released its new range of low-and-no wines exclusively through LWC Drinks, the UK’s largest independent drinks wholesaler. 

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Organic wine sales increase 27.4% Y-O-Y at Majestic

Published:  14 September, 2022

Majestic, the UK’s largest specialist wine retailer, has announced a significant boost in organic wine sales. The figures indicate that the organic wine movement shows no signs of slowing down.

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Black-owned, all female SA wine brand to support next generation

Published:  14 September, 2022

Amandla by Her Wine Collection is a new “progressive” brand launching out of the Western Cape, landing with the UK off-trade this autumn.

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Gusbourne launch raises price bar for quality English fizz

Published:  14 September, 2022

English sparkling wine is set to reach for new heights with the launch of Gusbourne’s 51° North 2014 sparkling wine, which comes in at a smart £195 retail.

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Enotria&Coe adds six new producers to portfolio on 50th anniversary

Published:  14 September, 2022

The UK’s leading premium wine and drinks distributor has announced the addition of six new producers to its portfolio on the company’s 50th anniversary.

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WSET to hold first virtual open house for prospective students

Published:  13 September, 2022

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is to hold its first ‘virtual open house’ event on 19-20 October 2022 as part of an ongoing drive to raise awareness of its qualifications within the global drinks trade. 

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