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Vinpro: ‘Blanket approach unnecessary, unjustified and counterproductive’

Published:  16 June, 2021

Vinpro has warned about the “dire consequences” another alcohol ban, or restrictions on wine sales, would hold for related businesses and the livelihoods of those working in the South African wine industry value-chain. 

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Ex-Tesco wine buying manager joins Cadman

Published:  26 May, 2021

Cadman Capital Group, a private equity firm that specialises in the retail wine sector, has appointed former Tesco buying manager, James Reed, as its new general manager of retail wine.

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Armit adds Provence producer Domaine des Mapliers

Published:  25 May, 2021

Armit Wines has added Provence producer Domaine Mapliers to its rapidly expanding wine portfolio.

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Hallgarten appoints second Head Start apprentice

Published:  24 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has appointed its second Head Start Apprentice – Alex Parsons.

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Hallgarten adds eight French producers

Published:  17 May, 2021

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has expanded its French portfolio with 29 new wines from 12 producers – eight of which are new to Hallgarten – from across eight wine-producing regions. 

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Moulin-à-Vent association launches

Published:  12 May, 2021

Thirteen domains from Moulin-à-Vent, one of the 10 Beaujolais crus, have joined forces to create an association to promote the appellation. 

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Jascots converts ecommerce into private wine buyers club

Published:  04 May, 2021

Jascots has announced it is to convert its ecommerce into a private wine buyer’s club called ‘Jascots at Home’ from the day that restaurants can reopen indoors on 17 May. 

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Australian wine sales exceed supply for third year

Published:  30 March, 2021

Australian wine sales during 2019 to 2020 exceeded supply for the third year in a row impacted by drought conditions and bushfires in some regions of the country. 

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Initiative to support world’s oldest vines launches

Published:  11 March, 2021

An initiative to support the global group of winemakers and viticulturists engaged with the world’s oldest vines has been launched by Leo Austin, Sarah Abbott MW and Alun Griffiths MW.

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International expansion boosts I Heart sales

Published:  03 March, 2021

Freixenet Copestick has announced it sold over 23 million bottles of its I Heart wine in the UK in 2020 and doubled its international sales. 

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Bodegas Palacio joins North South Wines

Published:  02 March, 2021

Grupo Bodegas Palacio has appointed North South Wines as its exclusive UK distributor.   

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Grüner goes global

Published:  01 March, 2021

Austria’s star player continues to advance its international appeal, as David Kermode discovers.

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Excise duties hike latest blow to SA wine industry

Published:  24 February, 2021

The South African government has announced it will increase the excise duties on alcohol by 8%.

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Wine GB gears up for first wine tourism conference

Published:  24 February, 2021

Wine GB is gearing up to stage its wine tourism conference next week, the first event from the trade body to focus solely on this part of the UK wine industry. 

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Lay & Wheeler to build new warehouse and head office

Published:  23 February, 2021

Lay & Wheeler has revealed it is gearing up to build a new head office and warehouse.

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Bibendum bolsters ‘luxury’ portfolio with Mission Hill

Published:  16 February, 2021

Bibendum has bolstered its ‘luxury’ portfolio with British Columbia’s Mission Hill Family Estate. 

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No/low consumption to rise 31% by 2024

Published:  10 February, 2021

Total volume sales of no/low alcohol beer, wine, spirits, and ready-to-drink (RTD) products are set to increase 31% by 2024, according to a No-and Low-Alcohol Strategic Study 2021 from IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. 

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Grocery BWS sales boom in January with hospitality lockdown

Published:  02 February, 2021

Alcohol sales in the grocery sector grew overall by 29% in January boosted by the closure of the on-trade sector with the Covid-19 lockdown.  

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Trivento enters top 10 branded light wines

Published:  26 January, 2021

Trivento, Concha y Toro’s (CyT) Argentinean wine brand, led the charge as the company delivered strong off-trade growth for the 12-week period to 2January 2021. 

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Beale: ‘OIV membership is only half of the picture’

Published:  07 January, 2021

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has welcomed the UK government’s decisions to re-join the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) as a member, but also said that OIV membership was “only half the picture”. 

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