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Hallgarten boosts portfolio with Chilean and Oz producers

Published:  13 September, 2019

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its portfolio with two new producers - Chile’s Undurraga and Australia’s Tahbilk.

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Amathus's inaugural tasting puts spotlight on ambitious plans to double its wine portfolio

Published:  13 September, 2019

Amathus Drinks held its first stand alone tasting of recent times this week to highlight what has been a major push into the wine category for the traditionally spirits-led company over the past few years.

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Oregon exports to the UK on the up

Published:  13 September, 2019

Exports of Oregon wine to the UK continued to rise last year in line with increased demand for wine from the state across the world.

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Côtes du Rhône launches wine festival

Published:  13 September, 2019

The Côtes du Rhône appellation is launching a dedicated European wine festival as it marks the first consumer roll out of its latest global campaign.

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Marques de Riscal ponders breakaway Rioja Reserva move with XR launch

Published:  12 September, 2019

Marques de Riscal has released its XR Rioja Reserva 2015, a wine which the Spanish producer said heralded its push for a new category of Reserva wines.

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Wine trade faces £70m ‘paperwork’ bill in no-deal Brexit scenario

Published:  12 September, 2019

A hard Brexit is poised to land the wine trade with a £70m bill following the government pulling the cork on plans to suspend costly paperwork in the case of a no-deal scenario, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).

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Provence harvest off to a ‘promising’ start

Published:  12 September, 2019

Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (CIVP) has announced a “promising start” to the harvest season across Côtes de Provence, Coteaux Varois en Provence and Coteaux d'Aix-en-Provence.

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Run Bacchus racks up £6,500 and counting for The Benevolent

Published:  12 September, 2019

Thirty members of the trade are celebrating a winning fundraising effort for the UK’s drinks charity.

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WSTA welcomes move to reinstate duty free for travellers

Published:  11 September, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s plan to reinstate duty-free for travellers moving between the UK and the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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UK release for Champagne Armand de Brignac’s rarest cuvée

Published:  11 September, 2019

Champagne Armand de Brignac has announced the UK arrival of its Blanc de Noirs Assemblage Three (A3) - the third assemblage of its ultra-prestige cuvée.

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Bibendum’s tasting with a twist is the "confidence boost" the company needed

Published:  11 September, 2019

Bibendum’s latest event lived up to its promise of being “Not another bl**dy tasting” on Monday evening, with a music, food and wine-loving crowd that packed out The Steel Yard to the top of its brick arches.

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Bellavita reveals ‘bigger and better’ show

Published:  11 September, 2019

Bellavita Expo has announced a “massively” expanded show for this year with the November event poised to showcase more exhibitors from across the wider Mediterranean region.

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Wine Paris set to launch initiative to clarify eco-friendly certifications

Published:  11 September, 2019

Wine Paris is launching a new initiative - Wonderful, aimed at helping buyers worldwide identify and understand the eco-friendly certifications and endorsements developed by winegrowers, estates, co-operatives and negociants.

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New Zealand Winegrowers appoints two new general managers

Published:  11 September, 2019

New Zealand Winegrowers has appointed two new general managers – Charlotte Read and Ed Massey.

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SITT hits stride in London and Manchester

Published:  10 September, 2019

This autumn’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) in London and Manchester were among the busiest and most focused events yet, with both off- and on-trade buyers feasting their senses at 45 supplier tables, plus a busy schedule of masterclasses.

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Alexander Wines signs distribution deal with Marqués de Riscal

Published:  10 September, 2019

Independent Glasgow based wine merchant Alexander Wines has signed a distribution deal with Marqués de Riscal.

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Aldi goes premium with new Icons range

Published:  10 September, 2019

Aldi is launching a brand new range of online exclusives in order to capture growing interest from customers who are willing to trade up and explore. 

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German Riesling gathers traction outside London

Published:  10 September, 2019

The love of German Riesling is spreading outside the capital boosted by a series of targeted regional events, according to Wines of Germany.

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WSET kicks off ‘education week’ with world record attempt

Published:  10 September, 2019

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) kicked off its first global Wine Education Week with a bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest ever recorded sommelierie lesson.

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Halewood takes on major partnership with Penderyn

Published:  09 September, 2019

Halewood Wines & Spirits is increasing its stake in the burgeoning Welsh whisky category with a new deal which will extend its on-trade distribution across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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