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Wine Australia looks to expand its reach through high-profile partnership

Published:  06 December, 2021

Wine Australia has recently announced a partnership between its own Australian Wine Connect platform and industry events organiser Vinexpo’s digital platform Vinexposium.

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Fellows of New Zealand Winegrowers announced for 2021

Published:  03 December, 2021

The New Zealand Winegrowers (NZW) has unveiled the recipients of its Fellows award, which recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the New Zealand wine industry.

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When in Rome raises £400k for future investment

Published:  03 December, 2021

When in Rome, the Stroud-based wine company, has hit its £400,000 Crowdcube funding target with the support of over 180 investors.

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Ronan Sayburn and Aldi team-up to assuage fears of “choosing the wrong wine” at Christmas

Published:  03 December, 2021

Choosing the right wine at a dinner party is proving to be a worry for those hosting, new research from supermarket Aldi has found; which is why the supermarket has teamed up with leading sommelier Ronan Sayburn to create a dinner party pack curated from a list of its most premium winter wines.

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Concerns over Christmas bookings for hospitality

Published:  03 December, 2021

Leading trade associations have raised concern about the impact that Covid-19 and the new variant Omicron is having on Christmas bookings for the sector.

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Vagabond launches new AI somm subscription service

Published:  02 December, 2021

Independent hybrid retailer Vagabond has embraced the digital revolution with the unveiling of a new consumer-facing interface, driven by Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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IMW welcomes thirteen new Masters of Wine

Published:  02 December, 2021

The IMW (Institute of Masters of Wine) has expanded its ranks with the induction of 13 new members.

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Chapel Down makes changes to executive leadership team

Published:  01 December, 2021

Chapel Down, the Kent-based English wine producer, has announced further changes to its senior team which it said would make further strides towards its vision to be the “number one and most celebrated English winemaker”.

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Burgundy superstars and Italian improvers drive interest at Wine Lister

Published:  01 December, 2021

Burgundy superstars and Italian quality improvers have been highlighted as important categories in the second annual report from auction site Wine Lister, called 2021 Wine Leagues.

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Worshipful Company of Distillers launches educational programme

Published:  01 December, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Distillers (WCD) has launched an educational programme aimed at sharing its commercial and marketing knowledge with young distillers.

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Hallgarten invests in the future with office move

Published:  01 December, 2021

Specialist wine importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has moved into offices to accommodate a post-pandemic flexible working environment.

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Bonterra achieves 'Climate Neutral' certification for its entire business

Published:  30 November, 2021

Californian brand Bonterra has laid claim to being the world's first organically-farmed, climate neutral certified wine.

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Virtual festival dedicated to ‘low-intervention’ wine launches this weekend

Published:  29 November, 2021

France’s only female Master of Wine has launched a new virtual wine festival Alive!, due to take place on 5 and 6 December.

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Languedoc producer launches inaugural NFT scheme

Published:  29 November, 2021

A boutique wine label in the Languedoc Roussillon has become the first French wine brand to embrace cryptocurrency and sell digital assets via blockchain.

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South Africa trade slams new travel ban

Published:  29 November, 2021

The international communities’ decision to prohibit travel to South Africa will have “significant implications” for the nation's struggling wine and tourism industries, according to oversight body VinPro.

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Vega Sicilia moves into Galicia

Published:  29 November, 2021

One of Spain's most prestigious labels has set its sights on producing white wines in the Galicia region, according to the Spanish press.

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Friday read: Prosecco DOC Rosé's future prospects

Published:  26 November, 2021

After years of intense lobbying by producers, the Prosecco Consortium finally allowed blended sparkling wine styles to be bottled under the 'Prosecco DOC Rosé' designation in 2020. Exports began in November last year, although there have been reports of a Pinot Noir shortage in 2021. Nevertheless, the category has got off to a flying start, with buoyant sales and an enthusiastic consumer reception. But how sustainable is this growth, and will it affect sales of 'ordinary' Prosecco?

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'OIV must embrace the digital revolution to stay relevant’

Published:  26 November, 2021

The director general of the OIV has called upon the global wine industry to more quickly embrace the opportunities afforded by new technologies, in order to stay relevant in a fiercely competitive world.

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CVNE to release second vintage of resurrected white Rioja

Published:  25 November, 2021

Leading Rioja winery CVNE will release a small volume of its 'new' white Rioja, Monopole Clasico Gran Reserva 2015, in 2022.

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Rosé's global success ‘partly based on luck’, says UK buyer

Published:  25 November, 2021

The triumphant march of the rosé category cannot solely be attributed to the marketing genius of its key stakeholders, according to Jeroboams wine director Peter Mitchell MW.

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