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Mentzendorff adds two new shareholder producers under new MD

Published:  04 March, 2024

Mentzendorff has swelled the ranks of its shareholder brands since new MD Justin Liddle took the top job in November, with two new additions which include the Fladgate Partnership’s first foray into light wine.


Washington post

Published:  29 September, 2023

America’s second-biggest wine-producing region is a hotbed of evolution and experimentation, with a pioneering spirit still shaping the state. Andrew Catchpole reports.


Unusual Suspects: New York State

Published:  01 September, 2023

New York State has been slowly but steadily growing its UK presence. Andrew Catchpole finds out why.


C&C group adds Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Published:  31 August, 2023

Pacific Northwest producer Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has appointed C&C group to distribute its portfolio in the UK. 


USA: Wine for the many, not the few

Published:  25 April, 2023

David Kermode looks at the United States’ Pinot, Chardonnay and Bordeaux-style blends and the opportunities for these in the face of ever-rising Burgundy and Bordeaux prices.


Davy’s adds ‘boutique’ Phelps Creek Vineyards to portfolio

Published:  21 April, 2023

Davy's continues to grow its portfolio of small family-owned producers, with the addition of Phelps Creek Vineyards. 


Howard Ripley Wines branches out with Jay Somers and Bob Lindquist

Published:  20 February, 2023

Independent wine importer Howard Ripley Wines has announced the signing of two US growers to its portfolio as it looks to expand beyond its long-standing flagship regions.


Californian Vintners Report High Quality for 2022 Harvest

Published:  08 November, 2022

Wineries across the state are expecting ‘a high-quality vintage for 2022’ according to the Californian Vinters Report.


Ste. Michelle Wine Estates acquires A to Z Wineworks

Published:  08 September, 2022

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, the largest winery in the Pacific Northwest, has acquired A to Z Wineworks, a top-selling winery in Oregon. 


Florida's hidden wine treasure chest

Published:  27 June, 2022

Tampa, Florida, isn’t exactly known for its rollicking wine scene. While a unique culinary mix takes inspiration from early European invaders and African immigrants in the 16th century, wines are often simple to go with local saltwater fare or take a back seat to tequila-based drinks.


Drizly grows online sales

Published:  25 May, 2022

Uber’s buyout of US-based third-party alcohol delivery platform Drizly was finalised in October 2021. Following her recent appearance at Vinexpo America, Drizly COO Cathy Lewenberg spoke to Jo Gilbert about what the future of drinks delivery looks like and whether the model could translate to the UK.


Washington State tasting to feature Jamie Goode masterclass

Published:  12 April, 2022

The Washington State Wine Commission is bringing 21 of its brands to London to meet trade and media professionals on 9 May 2020.


Vinexpo New York marks post-Covid return with Drinks America debut

Published:  14 March, 2022

Re-opening last Wednesday 9 March, at Manhattan’s Javits Center, Vinexpo America returned following a year’s pandemic closure. For the first time, this trade-only, France-based gathering expanded its reach by debuting Drinks America, which added to its 380 exhibitors with products from 30 countries including spirits, beers, and a range of Japanese products.


Justerini & Brooks adds Napa brand to its portfolio

Published:  17 November, 2021

Vine Hill Ranch in Napa Valley has become the newest agency in the Justerini & Brooks portfolio. The 70 acre estate, nestled between Harlan Estate and Dominus, was purchased by the Phillips family over 60 years ago, replanted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the aftermath of phylloxera.


EU awards Willamette Valley Wines PGI status

Published:  19 July, 2021

The Willamette Valley Wineries Association (WVWA) has been awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status and protection by the European Union (EU).


Charles Krug makes UK debut

Published:  06 July, 2021

Napa Valley winery Charles Krug has appointed Top Selection to distribute its wines in the UK, marking the first time the producer will export to the UK in its 160 year history.


Washington reports high quality grape harvest

Published:  05 May, 2021

Washington State has revealed a slight decrease in 2020 grape production compared to 2019, but quality is high and farmers have received an average increase of $180 per ton.


Bollinger acquires Ponzi Vineyards

Published:  08 April, 2021

The Bollinger family, owners of Champagne Bollinger and four other French estates, has announced it is acquiring Oregon’s Ponzi Vineyards.


Justerini & Brooks signs Napa’s Frog’s Leap

Published:  02 March, 2021

Justerini & Brooks has added Rutherford Frog’s Leap winery to its California portfolio.


Napa Valley Vintners launches auction of rare wines

Published:  03 February, 2021

The Napa Valley Vintners has brought together a collection of nearly 100 exclusive library wine lots for its inaugural Direct from the Cellar: Napa Valley Library Wine Auction.