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Amanda Barnes and Henry Jeffreys among winners at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards

Published:  16 May, 2022

The 10th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards were announced on Thursday at The Royal Exchange in the heart of the City of London. The Awards, champion the achievements of the UK’s current and emerging writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities who encourage us to enjoy, explore, experiment and discover more about food and drink through their work.

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Jacopo Mazzeo: How British drinks are standing out from the crowd

Published:  13 May, 2022

The UK’s spirits industry is flourishing. The UK Spirits Alliance claims the number of British distilleries has tripled in the past five years alone, sitting today at about 710. While the wide array of homemade spirits available to British consumers makes for a dynamic, vibrant and diverse market, it also means that standing out from the crowd is for brands an increasingly challenging endeavour.

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ReSea Project seeks drinks partners to combat ocean pollution

Published:  13 May, 2022

ReSea Project is calling on UK drinks brands, manufacturers and importers to upscale their environmental credentials and commit to removing plastic from the planet’s oceans and rivers.   

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Hardys launch wine in a can in three different varietals

Published:  12 May, 2022

Hardys, the UK’s number one wine brand, is set to unveil a new canned format in June. New Hardys Cans will launch in three popular wine varietals – Rosé, Chardonnay and Shiraz - across all channels.

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Simpsons' Wine Estate unveils major expansion

Published:  09 May, 2022

The burgeoning niche market for English still wines received another boost earlier this month, after Simpsons' Wine Estate expanded its vineyard holdings.

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Lanchester Group invests £20m in new self-powered bottling facility

Published:  06 May, 2022

Development of the UK’s newest wine bottling facility is well underway in County Durham, constructed with sustainability front of mind.

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Simpsons’ toasts 10th anniversary with launch of non-vintage Chalklands

Published:  03 May, 2022

Simpsons Wine Estate in Kent has reached a major milestone with the release of its first non-vintage Chalklands Classic Cuvée English sparkling wine.

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Hardys launches new non-alcoholic range

Published:  14 April, 2022

Hardys, the UK’s number one wine brand, has launched Hardys Zero, a new non-alcoholic range that utilises de-alcoholising technology.

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A model UK winery

Published:  13 April, 2022

Cast your mind back, if you can, to the pre-pandemic rush of grape plantings that boosted English wine coverage before 2020.

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Chapel Down announces new cricket partnership

Published:  06 April, 2022

UK wine brand Chapel Down has been welcomed into the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) as its official sparkling wine.

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Five minutes with Alex Hurley, London Cru

Published:  05 April, 2022

Jo Gilbert talks to the English wine innovator about how the past two years have helped to super-charge the category via London Cru, the Roberson Wines-owned urban winery.

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Less choice and higher prices from new import checks, says Daniel Lambert

Published:  01 April, 2022

Yesterday, the cross-party, cross-business UK Trade and Business Commission heard that post-Brexit import checks would create less choice and higher prices for UK wine consumers.

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Balfour Winery to develop boutique wine hotel in Kent

Published:  28 March, 2022

Maidstone Borough Council has accepted Balfour Winery entrepreneur Richard Balfour-Lynn’s proposal to develop plans to create a boutique wine hotel in the Archbishop’s Palace, Maidstone, Kent.

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Holly Ninnes to head up wine division at St Austell

Published:  07 March, 2022

St Austell Brewery, the South West family-owned brewery and pub company – and independent owner of over 180 pubs, inns, and hotels – has appointed Holly Ninnes as its new head of wine.

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Van Wyk Family Wines joins the Bancroft Portfolio

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK based importer, Bancroft Wines, has added the Van Wyk Family Vineyards to its South African portfolio.

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New Zealand trade deal could mean cheaper wine for UK shoppers

Published:  01 March, 2022

The UK has signed a far-reaching trade deal with New Zealand to remove trade barriers on many UK goods and services and provide new opportunities for British businesses.

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Tempus Two announces first-ever UK partnership

Published:  28 February, 2022

Tempus Two has today announced its first-ever partnership in the UK with leading entertainment company Secret Cinema for an upcoming immersive experience.

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Jack Rabbit launches new app for its Wine Club

Published:  28 February, 2022

Jack Rabbit, the UK’s number one on-trade wine brand, is launching a new mobile app for its Wine Club, allowing members to engage with the brand and redeem reward points digitally.

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How climate change will impact England's vineyards

Published:  24 February, 2022

In the wine world, we can see the consequences of global warming very clearly – from overly ripe grapes to destroyed harvests – vineyards all over the world are experiencing disruption.

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Naked Wines to reduce weight of 3.5 million bottles

Published:  24 February, 2022

For Naked Wines, lighter bottles are greener bottles as the online retailer looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

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