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CA Grand Crus hails 2017 Bordeaux vintage one of the most challenging to date

Published:  07 December, 2017

The 2017 vintage in Bordeaux has been hailed as one of the most challenging in the region's history as extensive frost damage in April dramatically reduced yields in key appellations.

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Global shortfall to deliver “unprecedented” impact, says Kingsland

Published:  07 December, 2017

“The dynamics of the current market are unprecedented,” Kevin Wilson, Kingsland’s buying controller for South America and South Africa, has told Harpers, with reference to the OIV-estimated 10% global vintage shortfall in 2017. 

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San Leonardo to make first foray into fizz

Published:  07 December, 2017

Historic Trentino estate San Leonardo has revealed it is moving into sparkling wine production in line with a trend for producers in the region replacing red grapes with varieties used for bubbles.

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BrewDog and Cult Wines on fast-track to success

Published:  07 December, 2017

Scotland’s largest independent brewer, a northern pub and restaurant operator and London based fine wine merchant are the three stand out drinks companies to have made it into this year’s list of the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

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Off-Piste Wines reshuffles management team

Published:  07 December, 2017

Most Wanted producer Off-Piste Wines has reshuffled its management team as part of a new growth strategy.

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Fever-Tree turns focus on US with North American office

Published:  06 December, 2017

Fever-Tree has announced its intention to open an office in North America as part of a strategy to focus on the US.

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ProWein branches out with new Japanese partnership

Published:  06 December, 2017

ProWein is stepping up its presence in Japan by partnering with Foodex – the country’s biggest food and beverage trade fair.

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Boutinot makes first foray into Hungarian wine

Published:  06 December, 2017

Boutinot has made its first foray into Hungarian wine with two of the country’s producers joining its portfolio.

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Southern Comfort seasonal campaign goes back to its roots

Published:  06 December, 2017

A new marketing campaign for Southern Comfort centring on the spirit’s hometown of New Orleans is about to land in the UK.

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Berkmann Wine Cellars boosts North American portfolio

Published:  06 December, 2017

Berkmann Wine Cellars has signed a deal as the exclusive UK agent and distributor of Californian producers Silverado Vineyards and Buena Vista Winery, alongside Canadian winery Quails’ Gate.

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“Mutual recognition” at borders could help facilitate post-Brexit trade

Published:  05 December, 2017

Brexit talks floundered once again yesterday as PM Theresa May was forced to pull out of a deal with Brussels following a row with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) over the status of the Irish border.

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WSET appoints first dedicated on-territory US team

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has appointed its first dedicated on-territory team for the US wine and spirits market.

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Berry Bros & Rudd ups stake in Anchor Distilling Company

Published:  05 December, 2017

Berry Bros & Rudd has increased its shareholding stake of Anchor Distilling Company (ADC).

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Co-op claims UK first with Lebanese Fairtrade wine

Published:  05 December, 2017

The Co-op has claimed a UK first with the launch of Côteaux les Cèdres - the first wine from Lebanon and the Middle-East to have both Fairtrade and organic certifications.

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Copestick Murray acquires Free Run Wines

Published:  04 December, 2017

Copestick Murray has acquired Free Run Wines for an undisclosed sum just over a month after it bought a 40% stake in The Slurp Wine Company.

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Subscription service pushing Italian wines set for launch

Published:  04 December, 2017

A new subscription service aimed at pushing Italian wine in the UK is set for launch next week.

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The Benevolent raises £25,500 via online silent auction

Published:  04 December, 2017

The Benevolent raised more than £25,500 in its ‘Thanks for Giving’ online silent auction.

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Armit Wines releases 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta’s Gran Reserva 904

Published:  04 December, 2017

Armit Wines has today released the 2009 vintage of La Rioja Alta's Gran Reserva 904.

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DEFRA minister quizzed by trade on timetables and trade-route worries

Published:  01 December, 2017

Disruption at ports like Dover and the impact of drawn-out Brexit negotiations were two of the concerns raised at a meeting of the trade and Defra Food and Drink Minister, George Eustice.

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New M Wine Bar ups stakes in London's wine by the glass offer

Published:  01 December, 2017

The hybrid M Restaurant and Wine Store in Victoria has further evolved its vinous offer with the introduction of a wine bar and what it says is “the largest collection of perfectly preserved wines by the glass in London”. 

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