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Ste. Michelle Wine Estates acquires A to Z Wineworks

Published:  08 September, 2022

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest, has acquired A to Z Wineworks, a top-selling winery in Oregon. 

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Energy surcharges loom as restaurants face crippling costs

Published:  08 September, 2022

Businesses are facing a brutal decision this winter: charge customers to keep the lights on, or risk going bust under eye-watering energy bills.

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Rueda DO launches search for first Rueda Wine Ambassadors

Published:  08 September, 2022

DO Rueda is looking for two Rueda Wine Ambassadors: a sommelier/on-trade professional and an off-trade influencer, to help promote wines from the region in the UK.

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Sales and temperatures rise in tandem for UK wine industry

Published:  07 September, 2022

Much has been made of the growth of the UK wine sector and how climate change is slowly emerging as a net benefit for vineyards across the country.

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Frost, hail and heat, but Bordeaux predicts ‘quality is there’ in 2022

Published:  06 September, 2022

Having experienced one of its earliest starts to harvest on record, and with climatic extremes to the fore throughout growing season, Bordeaux is predicting a “very promising” vintage, according to Vins de Bordeaux.

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Hospitality industry urges new Prime Minister Liz Truss to ‘act quickly and decisively’ to save the sector

Published:  06 September, 2022

On Monday (5 September), Conservative Party members chose a new leader and, therefore, a new Prime Minister. Liz Truss secured 57% of the vote, defeating Rishi Sunak in the race to Number 10.

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The Golden Vines Awards returns to Florence this October

Published:  06 September, 2022

The Golden Vines Awards will return 14-17 October in Florence to help support diversity and inclusion in the fine wine, rare spirits and hospitality industry.

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Howard Ripley embraces Central Europe

Published:  06 September, 2022

Howard Ripley Wines has taken the plunge in Central Europe, adding eight new producers from across the region to its portfolio.

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Best campaigns of 31 Days of German Riesling 2022 announced

Published:  05 September, 2022

After reviewing participants’ UK-wide campaigns, the Wines of Germany UK team has announced the winners of its month-long 31 Days of German Riesling event.

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Nick Gillett: Tequila’s dance with environmental vandalism

Published:  05 September, 2022

In the first of our new critical mini-series, penned by Mangrove UK’s MD Nick Gillett, tequila’s crumbling environmental credentials come under the spotlight.

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The Bloomsbury Club UK relaunches with ‘supplier first’ model

Published:  05 September, 2022

London-based spirits distributor, The Bloomsbury Club, is relaunching today to help brand owners “retain control of their products” in a competitive marketplace.

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New South Wales Wine announces first-ever UK trade tasting

Published:  05 September, 2022

New South Wales Wine will showcase 17 producers (five with UK distribution and the rest looking for importers) later this month for its first-ever UK trade and press standing.

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Early Provence harvest illustrates 'increasing impact' of changing climate

Published:  02 September, 2022

Following a summer of soaring temperatures in the region, harvesting in Provence started 15 days earlier than in 2021.

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Systembolaget aims to halve emissions – from grape to glass – by 2030

Published:  02 September, 2022

Sweden’s Systembolaget has adopted far reaching new climate targets in a bid to halve its current emissions by 2030, in accord with the Paris Agreements goal of keeping global warming to 1.5˚C.

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Lanchester Wines launches canned wine range

Published:  01 September, 2022

Lanchester Wines has launched its latest range of wine in cans. The new ‘Wallflower’ range of 187ml Spanish wines comprises easy-drinking red, white and rose wines.

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London Cocktail Week returns 13-23 October 2022

Published:  01 September, 2022

London Cocktail Week will return to the capital this October, the biggest festival of its kind.

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Relief for New Zealand's ‘severely depleted’ cellars

Published:  01 September, 2022

New Zealand has reported a healthier harvest and a boost for the country’s inflation-hit supply chain after 2022 delivered in terms of size.

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Pernod Ricard announces record sales growth in 2022

Published:  01 September, 2022

Pernod Ricard has released its FY22 results, revealing a sales growth of 17% in 2022, totalling €10,701m – the first time the company has exceeded the €10 billion mark.

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Symington Family Estates to host inaugural Douro sommelier camp

Published:  31 August, 2022

Symington has unveiled plans to host the first edition of the Douro Somm Camp this September - an immersive educational bootcamp for the winners of 13 national sommelier competitions across Europe.

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Global warming may require changes to Barolo irrigation laws

Published:  31 August, 2022

As Barolo grapples with the challenges of another extremely dry vintage in western Europe, one producer has called upon the authorities to act.

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