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ABS acquires Jackson Nugent

Published:  21 May, 2024

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has a completed a deal with fine wine distributor Jackson Nugent Vintners (JNV), Harpers can reveal.

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Vinca wines now available in Booker branches nationwide

Published:  13 May, 2024

Buckingham Schenk has announced the listing of organic canned wines Vinca, in the major UK wholesaler, Booker. Starting today (13 May), the full range, comprising an Organic Catarratto white, a pale Organic Syrah rosé and an Organic Nero d’Avola & Frappato, will be accessible nationwide across 162 Booker branches.

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Bacardi announces new leadership in the UK & Ireland

Published:  30 April, 2024

Bacardi has announced two new major appointments, with Steve Young taking on the newly created role of business unit director for the UK & Ireland, while Amanda Almond becomes MD of northern Europe.

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Zonin1821 expands fine wine offerings with addition of two Italian estates

Published:  29 April, 2024

Zonin1821 has introduced two estates into its fine wine portfolio – Damilano Winery, a venerable Barolo producer hailing from Piemonte, and Siddùra, an emerging star from the scenic landscapes of Sardinia. 

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Amber Beverage UK welcomes Flor de Caña Rum to premium portfolio

Published:  24 April, 2024

Amber Beverage UK (ABUK) has announced the addition of Flor de Caña to its portfolio.

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South America report: Importers’ Shout

Published:  18 April, 2024

Jo Gilbert quizzes UK importers on the burning questions surrounding Chile and Argentina.

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Cat Lomax joins Goedhuis Waddesdon

Published:  17 April, 2024

Goedhuis Waddesdon has announced the appointment of Cat Lomax as head of buying.

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Jamie Avenell becomes C&C wine trading director

Published:  10 April, 2024

Major drinks distributor C&C Group has promoted Jamie Avenell to the role of wine trading director, taking over from Harriet Kininmonth, who has now joined The Wine Society.

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Broadland makes the case for concentrate via new range

Published:  05 April, 2024

Broadland Drinks has mounted a passionate defence of wine made from grape concentrate as it reveals new research which shows such products can undercut a traditionally made wine’s carbon footprint by up to a quarter.

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Profile: Octavian

Published:  14 March, 2024

Andew Catchpole heads underground to meet Octavian’s Vincent O’Brien in this extraordinary West Country storage facility.

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Berkmann expands premium portfolio with EPC Champagne

Published:  13 March, 2024

Berkmann Wine Cellars has reached an agreement with EPC Champagne to distribute the brand in the UK market.

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Newly-merged Goedhuis Waddesdon announces two portfolio additions

Published:  12 March, 2024

Goedhuis Waddesdon has announced the addition of two new suppliers – Roche de Bellene and Ox Hardy. The new additions are the first since Goedhuis & Co and Waddesdon Wine merged in November 2023.

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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.

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C&C unveil new London distribution depot

Published:  04 March, 2024

C&C Group, the UK’s largest drinks distributor, has unveiled its new London distribution depot, Orbital West, in Heathrow. The new flagship facility will increase capacity for its portfolio of branded beer, cider, wine, spirits, and soft drinks.

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Julian Momen on ‘re-focusing’ Enotria

Published:  28 February, 2024

Enotria & Coe’s new CEO has spent the months since his inauguration working on honing a back-to-basics approach while refocusing parts of the business which “felt a bit unstructured”.

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Bibendum & Campari shake on Champagne partnership

Published:  23 February, 2024

Bibendum and Campari have teamed up to give a fresh boost to Champagne Lallier, with the Campari-owned house now joining the on-trade distribution’s portfolio of premium brands.

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Château La Coste partners with Berkmann

Published:  23 February, 2024

Château La Coste, the 200ha Provence wine estate, has teamed up with Berkmann Wine Cellars with the aim of increasing its distribution in the UK.

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North South Wines marks 10 years with new agencies

Published:  22 February, 2024

North South Wines will celebrate 10 years of business at its upcoming portfolio tasting, marking a new chapter for the B Corp following a recent office move to Bicester and several new agency appointments. 

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Enotria & Coe launches new spirits portfolio

Published:  21 February, 2024

Leading wine and spirits distributor Enotria & Coe has announced the launch of a new agency spirits portfolio.

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Hallgarten Annual Tasting: Singing from the same hymn sheet

Published:  21 February, 2024

In its first annual tasting since the Coterie Holdings takeover, Hallgarten & Novum Wines welcomed well over 1,000 visitors to Lindley Hall, London, to sample the breadth and depth of its portfolio.

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