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WSTA calls on Chancellor to support wine and spirit SMEs

Published:  18 February, 2020

Several UK wine and spirit SMEs have united to urge the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, to cut wine and spirit duty by 2% to help boost British business.

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Fox & Fox renews focus and steps up production

Published:  14 February, 2020

Fox & Fox has announced plans to double its capacity as part of a new strategy to focus expressly on "wine making and marketing".

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Southern hemisphere wines to receive post-Brexit boost

Published:  10 February, 2020

Wines from the southern hemisphere will thrive most in post-Brexit Britain, according to the latest Wine Trade Monitor from food-and-drink communications agency Sopexa.

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Langham winemaker leaves to establish sustainable winery

Published:  07 February, 2020

The head winemaker at Dorset winery Langham Estate has branched out on his own to embark on a sustainable winemaking venture.  

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Essex and East Anglia primed for viticultural expansion say climate change researchers

Published:  28 January, 2020

Climate change researchers have pegged Essex and Norfolk as the next major areas to plant as warmer summers extend the area where grapes can be grown productively in the UK.

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WineGB to exhibit as ‘major generic body’ at LWF

Published:  27 January, 2020

WineGB has announced it will exhibit at this year’s London Wine Fair (LWF) as a major generic body for the first time.

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Mannnings Heath reveals new winery plans

Published:  21 January, 2020

Mannings Heath Golf and Wine Estate has proposed plans to build a winery, tasting room and restaurant on its 500-acre West Sussex site.

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Bolney wins new listings

Published:  08 January, 2020

Bolney Wine Estate has won new listings at five prestigious venues.

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Black Chalk expands into vineyards

Published:  06 January, 2020

Hampshire winery Black Chalk has leased four vineyard sites from Fullerton Estate in the Test Valley.

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Gusbourne expands global reach

Published:  19 December, 2019

Gusbourne has announced it is extending its global reach with new distribution partners in seven countries from the start of 2020.

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Aldi picks Lyme Bay for first own-brand English fizz

Published:  09 December, 2019

Aldi has chosen the Dorset-based Lyme Bay Winery to produce an English sparkling wine for its premium ‘Exquisite Collection’.

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Concerns DRS scheme could cause havoc with labelling laws

Published:  06 December, 2019

The new Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) for drinks containers could cause chaos for products bound for differing parts of the UK, an industry body has warned.

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Ridgeview's Roberts named 2020 IWSC president

Published:  29 November, 2019

Tamara Roberts, chief executive of Ridgeview Wines, has been appointed president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards for 2020.

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IWC awards English red gold for the first time

Published:  28 November, 2019

Kent’s Hush Heath has been awarded a gold medal by the International Wine Challenge (IWC) for its The Red Miller 2018 red wine, marking the first time an English red has claimed the top award.

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Volumes at Rathfinny set to double as it launches first en primeur campaign

Published:  20 November, 2019

Rathfinny has launched its first ever en primeur campaign via its Classic Cuvée, which is being positioned as a more accessible entry point to the Sussex estate’s premium range.

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Bolney adds gin to its menu

Published:  12 November, 2019

Bolney Wine Estate has made its first foray into the burgeoning gin category with a classic dry English variant.

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Matthew Clark partners with Sixteen Ridges to launch By Golly Nouveau

Published:  12 November, 2019

Matthew Clark has partnered with Herefordshire winery Sixteen Ridges to launch By Golly Nouveau - an early release Pinot Noir - to celebrate the French November tradition for young, fruity wines.

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Gusbourne declares high quality and quantity vintage

Published:  08 November, 2019

Gusbourne has declared 2019 “yet another” high quality and quantity vintage.

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Rathfinny announces 19% increase in 2019 yield

Published:  05 November, 2019

Rathfinny Wine Estate has announced a 19% increase in 2019 yield compared to last year’s harvest.

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Macknade opens shop championing Kentish wine

Published:  22 October, 2019

Kent-based foodhall Macknade has taken on a wine retail outlet offering 400+ wines,

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