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Analysis: Croatian, Slovenian and Turkish wines are offering really points of difference

Published:  19 August, 2016

Croatia, Slovenia and Turkey are increasingly recognised as fertile territory for wines offering real points of difference.


People: Philip Cox, Recas Winery in Romania

Published:  21 June, 2016

Philip Cox, left Bristol for Romania in the early 1990s and now his winery is the most profitable winery in Romania.


From Bristol to Romania: How an Englishman became a key figure in Romania's burgeoning wine industry

Published:  21 June, 2016

When Philip Cox left Bristol for Romania in the early 1990s, little did he imagine that a quarter of a century later he would be the co-owner of the most profitable winery in Romania.


Insights: The current state of Georgian wines

Published:  16 June, 2016

Following Winexpo held in Gerogia earlier this month wine professionals had the opprotunity to discover the diveristy of country.


New bottle design for Disznóko?as Gonzalez Byass takes over distribution

Published:  21 March, 2016

The historic Tokaji Disznóko? winery has unveiled a new bottle exclusively for its Dry Furmint 2015.


Insights: On the cusp of a Balkan revival?

Published:  18 February, 2016

A tasting earlier this month at London's Institute of Directors showed that the financial and technical support being given to producers in Greece, Bulgaria and central Italy is paying dividends.


Insights: Mediterranean wines appeal rises as consumers become more adventurous

Published:  12 February, 2016

The search for the new and interesting is upping the ante for Greece, Croatia, Lebanon and Turkey. Justin Keay reports


Hungarian wines and spirits in spotlight at Malux spring tasting

Published:  05 February, 2016

Hungarian food-and-wine wine specialist Malux will be showcasing around 80 wines and spirits from 11 small, family producers at its spring London tasting in March.


Geoffrey Dean: Cyprus' quality-focused wines and developed tourism is winning a combination

Published:  15 December, 2015

Wine drinkers who love nothing better than unearthing a hidden gem should look no further than Cyprus.


Slovenia's Puklavec winery finds friends in Waitrose

Published:  25 November, 2015

Slovenian family-owned winery Puklavec & Friends has won nationwide listings for two of its wines in Waitrose.


Insights: Turkish wine producers look to the UK as a key export market

Published:  13 November, 2015

Justin Keay, discovers some exceptional wines at last month's Wines of Turkey tasting and explores why more Turkish producers are looking at the UK as critical export market.


Analysis: Emerging regions making headway in the UK

Published:  07 August, 2015

Consumers are increasingly demanding unique wine experiences, creating an opportunity for lesser-known regions to grow in the UK market. Discover some of them ahead of next month's Emerging Regions Tasting.


Romanian wine supplier predicts rise of indigenous grapes following supermaket boost

Published:  27 May, 2015

A Romanian wine supplier that has increased UK exports tenfold in the past five years predicts a golden dawn for the country's wines after gaining listings for premium lines made with indigenous grapes.


Artisan wine fair RAW announces new Berlin venue, as international visitor numbers grow

Published:  14 April, 2015

The artisan wine fair, RAW is launching a new fair in Berlin later this year, to cater for an increasingly international clientele.


Pacta Connect to open more East European wine sites following success of Brighton store

Published:  11 March, 2015

Pacta Connect, specialist importers of central and Eastern European wines, is looking to open further retail outlets following the initial success of its first site situated in Brighton's recently renovated Open Market.


Red Squirrel Wines behind new trade initiative to promote Bulgarian wines

Published:  10 February, 2015

Independent wine merchant, Red Squirrel Wines, is behind a new initiative to put the spotlight on wines from Bulgaria with four days of events in March including a trade tasting at the Bulgarian Embassy on March 18.


Accolade Wines switches its European division from the UK to Poland

Published:  17 September, 2014

Accolade Wines is to run its European affairs from a new dedicated office in Warsaw, Poland rather than manage the operation from its UK headquarters.


Second Emerging Regions Tasting kicks off the 'Tasting Season'

Published:  04 September, 2014

Darrel Joseph explores up and coming wines from Macedonia

Published:  03 September, 2014

On August 31, I completed my most recent visit to the Republic of Macedonia, having sniffed and tasted my way through dozens of wines produced by nine of this Balkan country's top quality wineries. Over the course of those six days, my impressions were more vivid and my conclusions more solid than those I had made during any of my previous visits to the country, the last of which was in December 2012.  To sum it up, Macedonia's quality wines not only have gotten, but are getting better and better. The consistency, the expression of aromas and flavours, the freshness, the balance and harmony, the use of wood, the ageing potential - in other words, the absolute quality - are seriously there and keep notching upward.


Stock Spirits H1 sales hit by Polish duty hikes

Published:  28 August, 2014

Stock Spirits saw revenues fall by 10% to €137.7 million as a 15% hike in Polish excise duty hit consumption levels in the six months to June 30.