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Official launch for Spanish Wine Scholar program

Published:  21 October, 2019

The Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has officially launched its Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) study and certification program.

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Craft spirits boom drives trademark registration to record high

Published:  21 October, 2019

The booming UK craft spirits industry filed a record number of trademark registrations in the last year, according to research released today.

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TWE announces CEO Michael Clarke’s retirement

Published:  21 October, 2019

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced CEO and MD Michael Clarke is to retire in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.

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Beaujolais reports small but promising 2019 vintage

Published:  15 October, 2019

Beaujolais has declared the 2019 vintage a small harvest – half the size of the previous year, due to “climate hazards”.

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New alcohol-free cocktails brand launches

Published:  15 October, 2019

The Original Free Drinks Company has launched its first range – a collection of alcohol-free cocktails.

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Gran Juvé & Camps reborn as organic Cava

Published:  15 October, 2019

Juvé & Camps has expressed its commitment to sustainability with the launch of the first organic certified vintage of its flagship premium Cava.

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Vegan wine: the good stuff

Published:  14 October, 2019

The number of vegans in the UK has doubled in the last two years. But is the wine trade doing enough to cater to this exploding demographic, asks Lisa Riley?

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Ex-Diageo boss takes stake in Brockmans and joins advisory board

Published:  14 October, 2019

Ex-Diageo CEO Paul Walsh has taken a stake in burgeoning UK gin business Brockmans.

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Freixenet Copestick launches I Heart Spirits

Published:  11 October, 2019

Freixenet Copestick has launched an I Heart Spirits range marking the brand’s first launch outside wine.

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Waitrose creates new top tier range

Published:  11 October, 2019

Waitrose has launched a top tier own-label range that includes wine, spirits and ciders.

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Armit appoints new MD

Published:  11 October, 2019

Armit Wines has appointed Brett Fleming as its new MD.

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Divico pitched as the grape to drive UK red wine production

Published:  10 October, 2019

Divico could be the grape to drive UK production of “quality red wine”, according to viticultural scientists in Kent.

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Strong wine and spirits performance boosts LVMH

Published:  10 October, 2019

Strong quarterly growth in LVMH’s wine and spirits division has helped push the luxury goods group’s third quarter revenues to €13.3bn.

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Lyme Bay launches first own-label English wine for Morrisons

Published:  09 October, 2019

Lyme Bay winery has produced a still white wine exclusively for Morrisons marking the first time the multiple retailer has offered consumers an own-label English wine.

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Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris add communal area to joint event

Published:  09 October, 2019

Wine Paris and Vinexpo Paris have created a communal area to maximise the visitor experience at their joint 2020 event.

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Cramele Recas on target to hit 23m litres for 2019 vintage

Published:  09 October, 2019

Cramele Recas has confirmed it is poised to hit 23m litres for this year’s vintage with only 10,000 tons of grapes to go for the harvest to reach the target.

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Accommodation and food services industry among most disrupted by Brexit

Published:  04 October, 2019

The UK’s accommodation and food services industry has been pinpointed as likely to be one of the most disrupted sectors as a result of Brexit, according to a new study by law firm Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics & Business Research (CEBR).

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Bourgogne 2019 vintage an ‘exceptional but peculiar one'

Published:  04 October, 2019

The Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has described the 2019 vintage as “without doubt a peculiar one”, adding the grape quality was "exceptional and "worthy of a year with a nine".  

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Wine club collapse prompts major sell-off

Published:  04 October, 2019

Over 4,000 bottles of fine wine are to go under the hammer in an online auction next week following the collapse of Lincolnshire-based wine club 3D Wines.

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Amathus expands Greek portfolio

Published:  04 October, 2019

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Greek portfolio with the addition of Markou Vineyards and Papaioannou.

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