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Q&A: Hemant Kotecha, founder/managing director, Myliko Wines

Published:  15 July, 2019

Widely credited as establishing Hungarian wine in the UK, Myliko Wines’ founder and managing director Hemant Kotecha caught up with Jo Gilbert to explain how importing ski jackets from Romania evolved into a pioneering wine business

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Mentzendorff ride smashes fundraising target for The Benevolent

Published:  12 July, 2019

The Mentzendorff team has once again picked up their bikes and donned their lycra to raise an impressive sum for industry drinks charity, The Benevolent.

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Top 50 Drinks Wholesalers

Published:  10 July, 2019

Once again Harpers brings you its annual list of the UK’s leading drinks wholesalers.

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Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine to merge

Published:  08 July, 2019

Specialist importers Red Squirrel and The Knotted Vine have announced they are merging to form a completely new importer and distributor supplying the UK’s restaurant and independent trade.

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Sogrape takes majority stake in Liberty Wines

Published:  28 June, 2019

Sogrape is ramping up its investment in Liberty Wines, in a move that will increase its 2017 investment to a majority share in the business.

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Q&A: Kim Wilson and Joy Edmondson, North South Wines

Published:  18 June, 2019

Innovative, agile and on-trend, North South Wines is shaking up the traditional importer model. Andrew Catchpole meets its founders

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Berkmann Q&A: building on solid ground

Published:  28 May, 2019

Andrew Catchpole meets the Berkmann team to talk values, vision and evolution in the trade

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LWF: Inverarity continues the Scottish march south

Published:  21 May, 2019

Scottish-based Inverarity Morton is using its second ever outing at London Wine Fair (LWF) to advance its focus on supplying the English trade, with a round of new agencies in its portfolio.

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Lucien Lurton joins Enotria&Coe as part of French portfolio revamp

Published:  18 April, 2019

A top Bordeaux estate, Malbec specialists and two new Languedoc producers comprise a renewed French focus at importer and distributor Enotria&Coe.

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Bibendum’s tasting with a twist is the "confidence boost" the company needed

Published:  11 September, 2019

Bibendum’s latest event lived up to its promise of being “Not another bl**dy tasting” on Monday evening, with a music, food and wine-loving crowd that packed out The Steel Yard to the top of its brick arches.

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Hallgarten’s Andrew Bewes and Steve Daniel on selling style

Published:  12 April, 2019

Premium sales, progressive lists, and off-piste portfolio additions are Hallgarten’s calling cards, as Andrew Catchpole discovers

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Lanchester expands regional sales team

Published:  09 April, 2019

Lanchester Wines has bolstered its growing sales team with two new hires in the north and south west.

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Buckingham Schenk goes veggie for portfolio update

Published:  28 March, 2019

Buckingham Schenk has bumped up its number of vegetarian-friendly wines, which now account for 70% of its wine list.

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Amathus strengthens Priorat and Montsant

Published:  06 March, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Spanish portfolio with the addition of two new Catalonian producers: Celler l’Encastell from Priorat and Celler Masroig from Montsant.

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Single site Sicilian range Mandrarossa makes it to Liberty Wines

Published:  21 February, 2019

Liberty Wines is swelling the ranks of its Sicilian portfolio with new producer,  Mandrarossa.

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Roberson plans expansion outside of London

Published:  31 January, 2019

Three years ago, dynamic, family-run business Roberson Wines took the decision to close its flagship store.

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Liberty pushes into new frontiers ahead of Brexit

Published:  16 January, 2019

An English winemaker, a French winemaker and an Italian winemaker walk into a winebar.

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Liberty takes on Piper-Heidsieck

Published:  14 January, 2019

Liberty Wines is bolstering its Champagne portfolio by taking on distribution for Piper-Heidsieck.

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Greencroft on target to become largest UK bottling operation

Published:  14 January, 2019

Major investment by Lanchester Wine Cellars in its bottling subsidiary Greencroft is to see production boosted from 100 million litres in 2018 to a capacity of between 3-400 million litres by early 2020.

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Halewood Wines & Spirits not dialling down wine despite ramping up spirits

Published:  10 January, 2019

Liverpool-based wine and spirit producer Halewood Wines & Spirits has denied it is slowing down its wine business after several moves this year to boost its international spirits profile and selling off its “loss making” Romanian wine arm.

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