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White hot: Demand for fizz pushes white production to its highest ever level

Published:  14 February, 2024

Global red wine supply and demand have significantly decreased in the last twenty years, while white wine has picked up the slack (along with rosé), largely due to the boom in sparkling wine in markets like the UK.


Bladnoch distillery partners with Enotria & Coe

Published:  12 February, 2024

Bladnoch, Scotland’s southernmost distillery, has partnered with leading wine and spirits distributor Enotria & Coe to accelerate growth of the single malt whisky brand across the UK.


Moldova lands in London via Purcari

Published:  05 February, 2024

The UK trade was offered a dive into the somewhat lesser-known wines and varieties of Moldova, Romania and Bulgaria in London last week via the wines of Purcari Wineries Group – one of the region’s largest exporters.


Gusbourne reports double digit growth for 2023

Published:  31 January, 2024

Gusbourne has revealed the results of what turned out to be a major year of change and upheaval for the estate, with sales growth both in the UK and abroad in the double digits.


Gusbourne reshuffle continues with new head winemaker

Published:  29 January, 2024

Gusbourne has announced it has a new face leading its winemaking team, with Mary Bridges now officially taking on the mantle of head winemaker following the departure of CEO Charlie Holland.


New Zealand eyes continued growth as annual tasting returns

Published:  26 January, 2024

The New Zealand London Annual Trade Tasting is making its return to Lindley Hall next month where it will be showcasing wines from 70 producers covering the whole of New Zealand.


Hambledon announces new MD

Published:  24 January, 2024

Hambledon Vineyard has announced it has a new MD as it prepares to embark on a future under joint Symington Family Estates and Berry Bros. & Rudd ownership.


DGB expands Helderberg footprint with Avontuur

Published:  23 January, 2024

As an extension to its already-significant investment into Stellenbosch’s Helderberg wine region, DGB has signed an agreement with Avontuur Estate to take over the running of the wine brand, including its wine production facilities and cellar door.


All change for Gusbourne as it announces CEO

Published:  17 January, 2024

Leading sparkling and fine wine producer Gusbourne has today announced it has a new CEO, with former marketing director Jonathan White stepping up following a ‘rigorous internal and external search process’.


Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos obtains SWfCP certificate

Published:  17 January, 2024

Entrecanales Domecq e Hijos has gained ‘Sustainable Wineries for Climate Protection’ (SWfCP) certification from the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) for its wineries Cosme Palacio, in DOCa Rioja, and Caserío de Dueñas, in DO Rueda.


Spain’s wine harvest falls by 14%

Published:  12 January, 2024

Following initial estimates from the European Commission in October 2023, Food and Wines from Spain (FWS) has revealed the country’s 2023 production to be 34m hl, around 14% less than in 2022.


Languedoc yields 15% down following drought and mildew

Published:  09 January, 2024

The Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins du Languedoc (CIVL), which represents 2,000 estates across the region has published its 2023 vintage report, revealing a 15% decline in production on the five-year average.


WineGB looks back on ‘miracle’ harvest

Published:  21 December, 2023

WineGB is celebrating what it believes will be Great Britain’s largest-ever grape harvest as freshly collected data reveals 2023 is set to produce a record-breaking estimated 20 million bottles – twice the size of Britain’s previous record year in 2018.


Cava sales boosted by domestic market

Published:  20 December, 2023

The Cava Designation of Origin (Cava DO) has announced that total Cava sales have risen by 2.35% from January to September 2023, with a notable increase of 7.65% in the domestic market.


Codorníu launches first still wine range in the UK

Published:  18 December, 2023

Sparkling juggernaut Codorníu is officially expanding its portfolio in the UK with the launch of the brand’s first-ever still wine collection.


Allegrini divides its business as the reigns pass to the next generation

Published:  15 December, 2023

Francesco, Giovanni and Matteo Allegrini, heirs of Franco Allegrini, are due to acquire the majority shareholding of the famous north Italian winery and its holdings in a move which will effectively see the two branches of the Allegrini family divide their responsibilities and ownership between Verona and Tuscany.


Friday read: The other Caucasus contender

Published:  15 December, 2023

Armenia has a thriving wine industry, as Jacopo Mazzeo discovers, but faces an uphill battle to establish itself on the world stage.


Ribera harvest battles ‘pronounced and changing climate’

Published:  06 December, 2023

Ribera del Duero is celebrating a bigger than expected harvest, with this year’s crop up by 12% and the grapes achieving optimal levels of ripeness despite being one of the ‘most complex harvests to date’.


Segmentation aims to lift critically low grape prices for Cava

Published:  04 December, 2023

The Cava DO is pinning its hopes on the evolution of aged styles in international markets as a way of lifting the average price of its grapes, which now sits at around 30 cents per kilo – over twenty times less than the price of Champagne (€7 a kilo).


English fizz enters Swedish monopoly

Published:  01 December, 2023

Hattingley Valley has become the first English wine to secure a Swedish monopoly set listing, thus guaranteeing it a certain level of distribution across a defined number of stores, after it came out top against 14 other wines in a competitive blind tasting.