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Ed Baker, managing director, Kingsland Drinks

Published:  18 October, 2019

A refreshed Kingsland Drinks is investing heavily in new formats and product-bottling lines to turbo-charge its bespoke drinks service. Jo Gilbert catches up with its new managing director

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Berkmann hedges against Brexit Christmas chaos

Published:  14 October, 2019

UK distributor Berkmann Wine Cellars has invested £5m in increased stocks and storage capacity at bond in the run-up to Christmas.

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Bellavita London unveils expanded events roster

Published:  14 October, 2019

The annual Bellavita Expo London is set to return to Islington’s Business Design Centre next month with a wide range of masterclasses, tastings and discussion panels hosted by Bellavita’s wine academy, BeWine.

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Bibendum opens search for 2020 Wine Minds apprentices

Published:  08 October, 2019

Applications are now open for Bibendum Wine’s 2020 Wine Minds apprenticeship scheme.

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Hallgarten invests in European portfolio with 40 new wines

Published:  07 October, 2019

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Halewood’s London gin distillery completes refurb following visitor surge

Published:  04 October, 2019

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Hallgarten lists first Georgian and Armenian wines

Published:  27 September, 2019

Importer Hallgarten & Novum Wines has added two new wineries to its portfolio from Armenia and Georgia, the first time it has listed wines from those countries.

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Enotria & Coe adds four to portfolio

Published:  27 September, 2019

Leading wine and spirit supplier Enotria & Coe unveiled four new exclusive agencies at its autumn/winter tasting last week.

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Borough Wines restructures as specialist wine on tap wholesaler

Published:  23 September, 2019

Recently troubled merchant Borough Wines is back in the game, with new investment from its on-going backers, a strengthened operations team and the opening of a new kegging facility swinging the focus onto sustainable wine on tap delivery for wholesale clients.

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Off-Piste unveils new partnership with Piccini

Published:  20 September, 2019

Cheltenham-based importer Off-Piste Wines has become the exclusive representative for Italian producer Piccini in the UK multiple off-trade.

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Importers collective SPOT portfolio offers streamlined buying

Published:  17 September, 2019

Sometimes the best ideas are the most straight-forward ones; at least that’s the hope of Solano Peña-Lenzi from specialist wine importer Hispamerchants.

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Amathus's inaugural tasting puts spotlight on ambitious plans to double its wine portfolio

Published:  13 September, 2019

Amathus Drinks held its first stand alone tasting of recent times this week to highlight what has been a major push into the wine category for the traditionally spirits-led company over the past few years.

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Why TWE started over in China

Published:  05 September, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE), the Australian owner of leading brand Penfolds, has shed some light on why it decided to call time on its distributor in China – and why setting up on its own steam has been key to growth in the country.

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Major shift-around as Kingsland Drinks re-thinks senior leadership team

Published:  16 August, 2019

Manchester-based bottler Kingsland Drinks has announced high-level executive changes to devote greater focus on its “strategic development and business direction”.

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Friday Read: Talking hard Graft with Nik Darlington and David Knott

Published:  01 August, 2019

A similar philosophy has brought Red Squirrel and the Knotted Vine into a new chapter for both businesses. Jo Gilbert caught up with the trade’s latest power duo

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Q&A: Ben Henshaw, director, Indigo Wines

Published:  23 July, 2019

Off-piste importer Ben Henshaw talks Andrew Catchpole through his latest hands-on passion for making wine

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Amathus Drinks sets sights on first tasting event

Published:  17 July, 2019

Amathus Drinks is to hold its first wines and spirits portfolio tasting event this autumn.

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Accolade Wines launches first Echo Falls Malbec

Published:  17 July, 2019

Accolade Wines is to extend its Echo Falls range with a Malbec variant.

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Buckingham Schenk expands sales team with Tim Calcroft hire

Published:  16 July, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has hired Tim Calcroft as on trade regional sales manager for the north.

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Mini wine bottles and fruit flavoured blends help Broadland’s sales soar to £70m

Published:  16 July, 2019

Broadland Wineries has seen sales jump 11.6% to £70.6m in the 12 months to the end of March 2019 helped by fruit flavoured blends and mini wine bottles.

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