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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.


Lebanon and Brazil to offer specialist masterclasses at Emerging Regions Tasting

Published:  19 August, 2014

Visitors to next month's Emerging Regions Tasting will get the chance to take part in two specialist masterclasses and discover more about Lebanese and Brazilian wines.


EU and US sanctions unlikely to harm the Russian Vodka industry

Published:  14 August, 2014

Caroline Gilby MW explores Central and Eastern European wines

Published:  12 August, 2014

Caroline Gilby MW analyses why the wines and key growing regions of  Central and Eastern Europe are finally taking  their place on the world wine stage.


Bulgaria's Yakata group strives to change the country's wine image

Published:  11 August, 2014

Bulgaria is looking to promote itself as a very different kind of wine-producing country than it was 30 years ago and it seems to be attracting the right level of investment and interest to potentially change its image in the UK wine trade.


Wine not expected to be affected by Russian sanctions

Published:  07 August, 2014

The rising political tensions between the EU and Russia and the subsequent sanctions against the country may not have an impact on EU wine imports.


One in four Russian men die by 55 due to alcohol

Published:  03 February, 2014

A collaborative study between Russia, Oxford University and the World Health Organisation found that 25% of all Russian men die before the age of 55 primarily due to over consumption of alcohol, particularly vodka.


Russia could be "big prize" for wine sector says tobacco chief

Published:  04 December, 2013

The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.


Château Haut-Gléon to open its gates to tourists

Published:  24 October, 2013

Southern French wine co-operative Les Vignobles Foncalieu is opening its Château Haut-Gléon vineyards as a wine tourism destination.


Largest Croatian wine tasting in the UK to be held in London

Published:  15 October, 2013

On October 17 at the Westbury Hotel in London 150 Croatian wines will be showcased by 30 wine producers, making it the largest tasting of Croatian wines to be held in the UK.


Q&A: Philip Cox, co-owner, Cramele Recas

Published:  08 October, 2013

The co-owner of the Romaninan winery talks to Carol Emmas about how the UK market has opened up to Eastern European wines


Signature Wines calls on indies to put Macedonia on their radar

Published:  03 October, 2013

Signature Wines is looking to put Macedonian wine on the map through independent wine merchants in the UK as it builds up a portfolio of exclusive wines from the country.


Croatia looks to build presence in UK

Published:  20 August, 2013

Vina Croatia has said it plans to harness its country's entry into the European Union to build a stronger presence in the UK.


Enter Story Headline

Published:  09 August, 2013

Croatia joining EU is double-edged sword for winemakers

Published:  19 July, 2013

With Croatia becoming the 28th member of European Union at the beginning of the month, new regulations are creating legal issues for winemakers, especially producers of pro?ek wine, reported the Irish Times.


Anastasiia Burakovskikh analyses the key consumer trends in the Russian wine market

Published:  27 May, 2013

The Russian market is often regarded as unsophisticated by the international wine business media. But what if the reality is more interesting and complex than it seems?


Douglas Blyde takes a trip to the wineries of Slovenia

Published:  30 April, 2013

Klemen Mle?nik fleetingly casts eyes to a clearing high in the densely-forested hills. There, a five metre high inscription made of stones proclaims 'TITO' in capitals. "Older people maintain it"...