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Green Wine Future 2022: Wineally hosts the world’s largest wine conference

Published:  26 May, 2022

Green Wine Future 2022 by Wineally was four days of presentations and content focusing on the various challenges the wine business faces today concerning sustainable agriculture, global climate change, water conservation, corporate responsibility, greenwashing, and much more.

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'Act for Change' Symposium Programme revealed

Published:  24 May, 2022

As part of Bordeaux Wine Week, Vinexposium will be organising the Symposium ‘Act for Change’ on 20 and 21 June at the Cité du Vin. The series of debates will aim to understand, discuss and decipher the industry’s future and reflect upon sustainable solutions.

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The IWSC, in partnership with Green Wine Future, announces new Green Wine Initiative accolade

Published:  20 May, 2022

The IWSC’s Green Wine Initiative award, in partnership with Green Wine Future, has been created to recognise the growth of considerate winemaking practices and highlight the impressive work being carried out by producers across the world to improve their sustainability credentials. 

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Young Sommelier and Young Chef 2022 announced

Published:  20 May, 2022

Three new rising stars of the hospitality world were unveiled this week at the Chaine des Rotisseurs GB Young Professional Awards, held at the newly opened Harrods Social by Jason Atherton. Over 60 guests joined the six finalists for a signature lunch to celebrate their achievements.

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Harpers and D-Vine to co-host LWF Discovery Zone

Published:  20 May, 2022

The London Wine Fair has added D-Vine, the hi-tech by-the-glass dispensing system, to its Discovery Zone lineup, joining Harpers as a partner to the programme, where several panels will look at new wine technology and other innovations and issues in the industry.

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Jane Anson announces scholars for Bordeaux Mentor Week

Published:  19 May, 2022

Since the announcement of Bordeaux Mentor Week in March 2022, more than 103 applications have been received from 28 countries, spanning the globe from Lagos to Beirut to Sydney to San Francisco.  

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The Big G Trade Sessions returns in June

Published:  17 May, 2022

Wines of Germany is thrilled to be bringing back a live event, The Big G Trade Sessions, to help visitors get the most out of German wines.

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Amanda Barnes and Henry Jeffreys among winners at Fortnum & Mason Food & Drink Awards

Published:  16 May, 2022

The 10th annual Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards were announced on Thursday at The Royal Exchange in the heart of the City of London. The Awards, champion the achievements of the UK’s current and emerging writers, editors, publishers, photographers, broadcasters and personalities who encourage us to enjoy, explore, experiment and discover more about food and drink through their work.

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Winners announced for Wines from Spain Awards

Published:  13 May, 2022

Chair Tim Atkin MW and a panel of 14 expert wine judges selected 100 winners and awarded 16 ‘Champion’ trophies at the Wines from Spain Awards after a full day of judging in London last week.

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Familia Torres leads by example at 2nd Symposium on Regenerative Viticulture

Published:  11 May, 2022

Following a successful debut last year, the 2nd Symposium on Regenerative Viticulture brought together wine producers from across the globe (via video link) to discuss the benefits of the regenerative model and why more vineyards should use it.

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New director general installed as Gin Guild’s international reach grows

Published:  11 May, 2022

The new director general of The Gin Guild has been inducted at London’s Guildhall alongside more than 20 new members from distilleries and brands in the UK, Italy, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, India and the USA. 

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Ukraine appeal and auction dinner at Michelin-starred Galvin La Chapelle

Published:  05 May, 2022

Over the past few months, importers Les Caves de Pyrene has been helping to relocate families fleeing from war-torn Ukraine and settle them in safe havens across Europe – especially in accommodation generously provided by their European winemaker friends.

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Chianti Classico UK Sommelier Ambassador Competition is launched

Published:  14 April, 2022

The Consorzio Chianti Classico will select its first UK ambassador in September.

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Bordeaux Day returns to London and Manchester

Published:  13 April, 2022

Now in its second year, Bordeaux Day will be returning to Manchester and London this July for two days of tastings, meetings and conversations. The two events will provide a unique opportunity for the UK trade to meet producers and agents and to discover the quality, diversity and value that modern Bordeaux wines offer.

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Outgoing WSET CEO Ian Harris bids farewell at annual graduation and awards ceremony

Published:  12 April, 2022

Last night the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) staged its annual Graduation & Awards Ceremony at the Guildhall in the City of London. Having held a virtual ceremony in 2021, WSET returned to the Guildhall with a hybrid event this year. It was WSET’s most inclusive graduation ceremony to date, with 70% of the year’s graduates from around the globe attending either virtually or in person.

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Washington State tasting to feature Jamie Goode masterclass

Published:  12 April, 2022

The Washington State Wine Commission is bringing 21 of its brands to London to meet trade and media professionals on 9 May 2020.

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Hidden Sea celebrates removing 10 million plastic bottles from the ocean

Published:  08 April, 2022

Sustainability is more of a strategic priority in the drinks industry than ever before. According to the 2022 Footprint Drinks Industry report, 53% of consumers seek information on their favourite drinks brands and venues regarding environmental and social responsibility.

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New UK campaign for 2022 for Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG

Published:  07 April, 2022

The Consorzio of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is continuing its investment in the UK market with a new activity programme for 2022, managed by Swirl Wine Group.

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Portuguese wine is perfectly poised for the on-trade, says Oz Clarke

Published:  30 March, 2022

Oz Clarke, the wine writer and presenter, waxed lyrical about the wonders of Portuguese wine during a masterclass on Tuesday, explaining to the audience why the on-trade should sit up and take notice.

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Harpers teams up with Loire Valley for indies promotion

Published:  29 March, 2022

Loire Valley Wines is again running its popular independent wine merchant promotion this Spring/Summer.

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