Global harvest report from Ciatti

Global wine harvest predictions released by Ciatti

16 Sep 2014 | By Richard Siddle

The overall European wine harvest for 2014 looks like being down on last year, according to the latest report from Ciatti, the global grape broking business, but France is set to return to its position as the biggest wine supplier in the world.

Mendoza: the heartland of the Argentinian wine industry

Argentina bucks economic difficulties to compete on international stage Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

Despite the domestic economic challenges Argentinian producers are facing, UK consumers still can’t get enough of their wines. Ahead of the Wines of the Beautiful South tasting Erin Smith analyses the category

Inforgraphic: Chile

How Chile can use its mainstream appeal to grow share of premium wines Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Gemma McKenna reports on why Chilean winemakers are shifting focus to a more premium offering

Ayo Akintola; the man leading Oddbins' revival

How Oddbins has defied its critics to bounce back to winning ways Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

In three years Oddbins has risen from death’s door to win IWC High Street Retailer of the Year. Gemma McKenna meets Ayo Akintola, its Renaissance Man

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Eduardo Chadwick

How Berlin Tastings Series put Chilean wine on the map Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Catchpole

Eduardo Chadwick’s pioneering Berlin Series Tastings have helped change global perception of Chilean wine in their 10-year run. Andrew Catchpole, who was at the seminal first event, assesses their impact  

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Idea of buying Bordeaux en primeur now is ‘null and void’, says Farr Vintners

03 Jun 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Wine investors who bought one case of each of Bordeaux’s first growth chateaux for the five years from 2009 would have lost £35,000 if they sold last Friday, said the Wall Street Journal’s Will Lyons.

Ayo Akintola; the man leading Oddbins' revival

How Oddbins has defied its critics to bounce back to winning ways Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

In three years Oddbins has risen from death’s door to win IWC High Street Retailer of the Year. Gemma McKenna meets Ayo Akintola, its Renaissance Man

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Richard Rushton

Distell's Richard Rushton earns his stripes Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Erin Smith

In his first major UK interview, Distell’s Richard Rushton reveals his big plans for the company’s wine division, as Erin Smith reports

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Direct Wine Shipments help bring premium wine to Northern Ireland

05 May 2014 | By Gemma McKenna

Northern Ireland is not generally seen as a hotbed for wine innovation – in fact a recent survey carried out for Wine Business Solutions said the wine scene there was 15 years behind London. But although they’re not great in number, Northern Ireland can boast some truly committed and innovative operators.

Eduardo Chadwick

How Berlin Tastings Series put Chilean wine on the map Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Catchpole

Eduardo Chadwick’s pioneering Berlin Series Tastings have helped change global perception of Chilean wine in their 10-year run. Andrew Catchpole, who was at the seminal first event, assesses their impact  

What does Majestic really want from suppliers?

Majestic's leading wine buyers set out their strategy and needs from suppliers Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Angela Mount

In the second of her series of ‘Buyer to Buyer’ interviews, former Somerfield head wine buyer, Angela Mount, talks to Matt Pym and Chris Hardy of Majestic Wines about their buying strategy and what they are looking for from their suppliers.    

Own label wines have appeal to the on-trade

Own-label wine is not just for major multiples any longer Subscription

12 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Catchpole

Own-label and private-label wines are no longer the preserve of the major multiples, but what is the attraction for independent merchants and restaurants alike?

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Emerging wine regions in Central and Eastern Europe

Caroline Gilby MW explores Central and Eastern European wines Subscription

12 Aug 2014 | By Caroline Gilby MW

Caroline Gilby MW analyses why the wines and key growing regions of  Central and Eastern Europe are finally taking  their place on the world wine stage.

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