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Provence rosé exports to UK soar

Published:  23 February, 2021

Exports of Vins de Provence rosé wines to the UK soared 51% in both volume and value from 2019 to 2020, according to the latest official figures from French Customs and the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP)

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Accolade backs Scotland’s DRS

Published:  22 February, 2021

Accolade Wines has announced its support for Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) as a founding partner. 

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Ribera campaign looks to bring 60 wineries to the UK

Published:  22 February, 2021

Ribera del Duero has launched an initiative to introduce over 60 additional wineries to the UK market following an uptick in interest in the region over the course of the pandemic.

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Bosman claims first with SA wine made from Sicilian Nero d’Avola

Published:  22 February, 2021

Bosman Family Vineyards has partnered with South African celebrity Thapelo Mokoena of Bakoena Brands to launch what it claims to be the first South African wine made from the Sicilian Nero d’Avola variety.

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Bar 44 permanently closes original outlet

Published:  22 February, 2021

Leading Spanish restaurant group Bar 44 has announced that it is closing its original Cowbridge Bar 44 after 20 years of operation. 

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Registration for Hot 50 Bordeaux now open

Published:  22 February, 2021

The Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB) has announced that the Hot 50 Bordeaux Wines Selection is now open. 

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Brampton resigns as TWE European MD

Published:  22 February, 2021

Michelle Brampton has resigned from her role as MD of Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Consumer desire for sustainable wine waning

Published:  18 February, 2021

Consumer desire for sustainable and alternative wines is waining, despite awareness of the majority of such wine types having increased since 2019, according to a new report.

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Long Read: English Pinot Noir comes of age

Published:  18 February, 2021

Pinot Noir has long had a place in UK winemaking, as part of the classic Champagne varieties and, to a lesser extent, still variants often from select vineyards or small parcels. Now, with an increasingly changing climate helping to ripen and tease out those darker fruits, it could be poised to strike out on its own, as Jacopo Mazzeo surmises.

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UKH urges sector to join Budget campaign

Published:  18 February, 2021

UK Hospitality (UKH) has called on the industry to make its voice heard to secure further VAT cut and business rates holiday. 

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VieVinum postponed to 2022

Published:  18 February, 2021

The organisers of Austrian wine fair VieVinum has announced that this year’s event has been postponed to 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Academic study proves terroir’s influence on whisky

Published:  17 February, 2021

A new academic study has provided “conclusive proof” of terroir’s influence on whisky, potentially paving the way for an Appellation Controlée system for whisky in the same way as wine.

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Penfolds’ first Cali wine twenty years in the making alongside TWE restructure

Published:  17 February, 2021

Penfolds has released its first ever Californian wine – a move that forms part of a major restructure of parent company Treasury Wine Estates’ (TWE) operating model which aims to rebalance its US operations and focus on new Penfolds launches outside of Australia.

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Last chance to register for AWMB indies promotion

Published:  17 February, 2021

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (AWMB) is inviting indies to promote its wines as part of its Austrian Wine Time promotion to be in what a chance to win a 'special prize'.

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Rates relief to be extended in Scotland

Published:  17 February, 2021

Hospitality, leisure and retail businesses in Scotland will pay no rates during 2021-2022 as part of a new relief package proposed by the Scottish finance secretary Kate Forbes on 16 February.

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Hospitality not 'significant area' of Covid transmission

Published:  17 February, 2021

Hospitality businesses were not "significant areas" of Covid transmission in 2020 and should be central to reopening plans in 2021, according to new research by CGA, commissioned by UK Hospitality (UKH).

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Boisset completes Moncigale acquisition

Published:  17 February, 2021

Grands Vins JC Boisset has completed the acquisition of rosé specialist Moncigale from Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits. 

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Jeroboams appoints Lucie Parker as trade director

Published:  17 February, 2021

Jeroboams Trade, the wholesale business within the independent Jeroboams Group, has appointed Lucie Parker to the role of trade director. 

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Burgundy UK wine exports in double-digit growth

Published:  16 February, 2021

Exports of Burgundy wine to the UK rose 16.1% in volume in the first eleven months of the year compared to the same period last year, with value up 10%, according to the latest Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) data. 

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Bibendum bolsters ‘luxury’ portfolio with Mission Hill

Published:  16 February, 2021

Bibendum has bolstered its ‘luxury’ portfolio with British Columbia’s Mission Hill Family Estate. 

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