Place for business at World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Over 200 wineries head for Amsterdam's expanded World Bulk Wine Exhibition

20 Oct 2014

Up to 200 wineries will be heading to Amsterdam next month for the sixth annual World Bulk Wine Exhibition.


Encirc's glass division - the former Quinn Glass - up for sale

20 Oct 2014

Quinn Glass, the €400 million glass division under the now renamed Encirc umbrella, is up for sale by the group of lenders which owns its parent company Aventas.  

This week

The Week That Was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

17 Oct 2014

In a week where the wine trade was rocked by the suspension of Tesco’s wine boss Dan Jago, much of the focus has been on the supermarket. In case you missed any of the headlines on, check out our review of the top online and financial news for the drinks trade, Q&As, and opinion pieces.

Justin Knock

Bulk wine: New Zealand reaching 'event horizon' says Justin Knock MW

16 Oct 2014

New Zealand’s wine industry is about to reach an “event horizon”, says Justin Knock MW. Read more about what’s going on in the “truly global market for bulk wine”. Warning: it’s not pretty. 


Bulk wine market sluggish as 2014 harvest ends, says Ciatti

14 Oct 2014

As the 2014 harvest draws to a close, the bulk wine market remains sluggish, with plentiful stocks available in most markets, says the latest report from Ciatti. 


French bulk market 'tense' in face of Languedoc shortages

23 Sep 2014

The French bulk wine market is starting to look “very tense”, according to one top broker, following major shortages in the Languedoc region.

Brand Phonix bottle

Kingsland ramps up its South Africa wine listings with Brand Phoenix deal

23 Sep 2014

Kingsland has signed a deal to distribute Brand Phoenix’s First Cape and Distell ranges throughout the impulse, convenience and wholesale markets.

La Mancha's distinctive windmills

Spain's wine industry must restructure but avoid 'trashing vinous treasures', warns MW

15 Sep 2014

Spain has to be very careful not to trash its vinous treasures, warned Justin Knock MW, as the country faces a restructure following a wine glut.

Globe in red wine glass

Wine trade identifies major opportunities for 2014

29 Aug 2014

The relaunch of the 3 for £10 mechanic; a major crisis in the Spanish bulk wine industry and the growing prominence of fruit-flavoured wines were all chosen as major stories of the year to date by some of the wine trade’s top names.

bulk wine

Back to School: Anya Robson of Murphy Wine Company

29 Aug 2014

As part of our ongoing Back to School series, Anya Robson of bulk wine broker Murphy Wine Company reckons Spain’s bulk industry is in crisis and tips South African rosé as one to watch.

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