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New UK commercial director for William Grant

Published:  25 February, 2020

Leading UK spirits producer William Grant & Sons has made Joanna Austin its commercial director for the UK and Ireland.

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Top Selection wins entire Duckhorn range

Published:  25 February, 2020

London-based wine merchant Top Selection is to distribute the whole portfolio of US producer Duckhorn in the UK.

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New group CFO for Quintessential

Published:  24 February, 2020

International spirits producer Quintessential Brands has appointed Alex Pollard as its new group chief finance officer.

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NZ research winery to open

Published:  24 February, 2020

The Bragato Research Institute (BRI), New Zealand winegrowers’s new research winery, is to open on 27 February.

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Govt immigration plans to disrupt hospitality sector

Published:  24 February, 2020

The hospitality sector fears damage from the government’s new point-based immigration plan, a new survey has revealed.

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Vivino faces legal challenge in Sweden

Published:  24 February, 2020

Vivino, the leading wine app is facing legal trouble in Sweden, the Times is reporting this morning.

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BBR takes the plunge at $3.9m Napa Auction

Published:  23 February, 2020

British merchant Berry Bros & Rudd was among the winning bidders at the annual Premiere Napa Valley Auction on Saturday, which raised $3.9m in support of Napa Valley Vintners.

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Top Argentine winery launches in UK

Published:  21 February, 2020

Leading Argentine winery Bodega Estancia Mendoza has launched its wines into the UK market.

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UK winner of Bacardí cocktail competition revealed

Published:  21 February, 2020

Scottish bartender Nicole Sykes won the Bacardí Legacy Cocktail Competition at an event in London last night.

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Friday Read: Hospitality is in for a rough ride

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wine duty hikes, currency devaluation, Brexit uncertainty – the Conservative government has been no friend of the wine trade. When the previous budget was unveiled in 2019, wine was the only drinks category to be hit with a duty rise. It was another ill-timed kick in the teeth for the trade, at a time when businesses were already coping with escalating overheads and staff shortages.

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Cheltenham partners with Accolade on premium offer

Published:  21 February, 2020

Wines from Fine Wine Partners, a division of Accolade Wines, will feature in an exclusive area at The Cheltenham Festival as part of a new arrangement.

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Villa Maria trials native plants as herbicides alternative

Published:  21 February, 2020

Villa Maria Estate has embarked on a trial using native plants and cover crops as an alternative to herbicides. 

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Trio of châteaux joins Bibendum’s Bordeaux project

Published:  20 February, 2020

Bibendum Wine has announced three new châteaux have joined its Bordeaux fine wine project launched in partnership with négociant Compagnie Medocaine at the beginning of this month.

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Global Brands to tap premium spirits trend with new division

Published:  20 February, 2020

Global Brands has launched a premium spirit division - Inspirit - to capitalise on the growing trend for premium drinks.

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Crus Bourgeois du Médoc implements new classification

Published:  20 February, 2020

Alliance des Crus Bourgeois du Médoc has implemented its new five-year, three-tier classification system.

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Hallgarten reports surge in WSET pass rates

Published:  20 February, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has reported a 52% rise in pass rates for its WSET Level 3 course between 2018 and 2019.

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ABS makes first foray into Washington State

Published:  19 February, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has made its first foray into Washington State with an own-label wine from the Yakima Valley AVA.

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Sea Change on track to double donations to £100,000

Published:  19 February, 2020

Sea Change Wine, the eco-conscious wine range developed by 10 International, has revealed it is on track to double donations to £100,000 by the end of the year.

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Campari moves registered office to the Netherlands

Published:  19 February, 2020

Campari has unveiled plans to move its registered office from Italy to the Netherlands as part of a shareholder shakeup geared towards M&A opportunities.

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Taste Argentina adds 25 wines

Published:  19 February, 2020

Online retailer Taste Argentina has expanded its specialist portfolio with 25 new wines.

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