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WSET unveils Outstanding Alumni Award nominees

Published:  04 December, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced the five nominees for its 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award.

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Amathus unveils new Portuguese portfolio

Published:  03 December, 2019

Amathus Drinks has added more than 30 wines from 11 Portuguese producers.

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Vinexpo unveils ‘huge’ organic focus and refutes going ‘head-to-head’ with Prowein

Published:  03 December, 2019

Vinexpo has ramped up its focus on organic wine for its 2020 Paris event and has refuted that it is going ‘head-to-head’ with Prowein as it gears up for its first show in the French capital alongside Wine Paris.

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Trump versus France spat intensifies with threat of 100% wine tariffs

Published:  03 December, 2019

Tariffs on French wine entering the US could be subjected to 100% tariffs, authorities have warned, following an investigation into whether a new technology tax in France unfairly targets American companies.

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Justerini & Brooks signs distribution deal with Bodegas Tradición

Published:  03 December, 2019

Justerini & Brooks has signed a distribution deal with sherry producer Bodegas Tradición .

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Diageo buys Tipplesworth to drive cocktails ‘on tap’ growth

Published:  03 December, 2019

Diageo has acquired pre-mix cocktail specialist Tipplesworth for an undisclosed sum.

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Major renovation at Ducasse ramps up CA Grands Crus overhaul

Published:  02 December, 2019

CA Grands Crus has revealed plans to expand its Grand Puy Ducasse winery with the aim of micro-vinifying plots from their Pauillac estate.

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Tempus Two targets consumer thirst for Oz Sauvignon Blanc

Published:  02 December, 2019

Premium Australian wine brand Tempus Two, which is part of the Australian Vintage portfolio, has added a Sauvignon Blanc to its Quartz series.

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Shoppers prize green values over brand loyalty, research shows

Published:  02 December, 2019

Over three-quarters of UK grocery buyers have made buying decisions based on a brand’s environmental policies in the last year, new research from data insights consultancy Kantar has revealed.

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Doña Paula loses head winemaker

Published:  02 December, 2019

Marcos Fernández, head winemaker at Argentine winery Doña Paula, is to step down from the role on 1 January 2020.

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Low and no on-trade sales soar by nearly 50%

Published:  02 December, 2019

Sales of no- and low-alcohol drinks in the on-trade have risen nearly 50% in the last year, according to a new report from food-and-drink sector analysts CGA.

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Government hit by fall in wine-duty revenues

Published:  02 December, 2019

Wine duty receipts fell back 2.1% in the first six months of the financial year, according to data released by the government.

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Future 50 up-and-coming drinks stars announced

Published:  29 November, 2019

The final selection for the Future 50 awards was revealed at an International Wine & Spirit Competition event last night.

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Bacardí names UK winners of cocktail competition

Published:  29 November, 2019

Five UK bartenders have made it through to the finals of the Bacardí Legacy international cocktail competition.

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Ridgeview's Roberts named 2020 IWSC president

Published:  29 November, 2019

Tamara Roberts, chief executive of Ridgeview Wines, has been appointed president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards for 2020.

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Cava partners with molecular food-and-wine expert

Published:  29 November, 2019

The Cava DO has partnered with Canadian sommelier and molecular scientist François Chartier to map the international food-pairing ability of its wines.

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Nero d’Avola named Britain’s favourite wine

Published:  29 November, 2019

Sicilian red Nero d’Avola came out on top in a mass blind tasting at Majestic stores across the UK.

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Rueda DO gets approval for series of modifications

Published:  28 November, 2019

The Rueda DO has got the approval to carry out a series of modifications to its product specification (basic DO regulations) and labelling instructions.

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Château de Pommard extends reach of its WSET school to Paris

Published:  28 November, 2019

Burgundy’s Château de Pommard has extended the reach of its Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine school, École V, with a new location in Paris.

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Diageo launches ‘AI selector’ to help people find their perfect single malt

Published:  28 November, 2019

Diageo has launched a digital experience that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies in a bid to help people to find their perfect single malt Scotch whisky based on their preferences for certain flavours.

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