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Update Wednesday 10.30am: Wildfires in California

Published:  11 October, 2017

At least four physical wineries belonging to Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) members have been confirmed as having suffered total or very significant losses due to the wildfires in northern California.

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Former Dunelm CFO joins Majestic board

Published:  10 October, 2017

Majestic Wine has appointed former Dunelm head of finance, David Stead, to its board as an independent non-executive director.

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Matthew Clark bolsters wine menu with 83 tipples

Published:  10 October, 2017

Matthew Clark has bolstered its menu with an additional 83 wines, taking it to a total of more than 1,400, as part of its autumn wine release.

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Wildfire devastates California wine country

Published:  10 October, 2017

Deadly wildfires which have already claimed ten lives have devastated areas of northern California which authorities are calling the worst the state has ever seen.

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Gosset Champagne unveils new cuvée Blanc de Noirs

Published:  10 October, 2017

Gosset Champagne has released a limited edition cuvée Blanc de Noirs in time for the festive season.

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Global Drinks Forum 2017

Published:  10 October, 2017

Less formal education key in a fast evolving global drinks market as categories and occasions blur for modern consumers.

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Data shows widening gap between average bottle price for cork and alternative closures

Published:  09 October, 2017

New data suggests there is a widening gap between the average bottle price of cork-closed wine and wine that is sealed with alternative closures. 

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Connoisseur Estates partners with CellarVino for first joint tasting

Published:  09 October, 2017

Specialist importer Connoisseur Estates has joined forces with long-term collaborator CellarVino to host their inaugural portfolio tasting together. 

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Simpsons estate announces name of first fizz with help of British public

Published:  09 October, 2017

Charles and Ruth Simpson have revealed the name of their first British fizz after enlisting the help of crowdfunding investors in naming the inaugral release from their winery in, Barham, Kent.

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Flint Wines secures Cantina del Pino distribution deal

Published:  09 October, 2017

Flint Wines has signed a deal as the exclusive distributor of Piedmont winery Cantina del Pino in the UK.

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Andalucia latest focal point of Spain's new wave wines scene

Published:  06 October, 2017

Andalucia is best known for its sherries, but the region has now become the latest focal point of Spain’s burgeoning new wave wines scene.

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The week that was

Published:  06 October, 2017

Top Stories: This week saw high level appointments for BBR and Chapel Down, major investment at Enotria, a rediscovered Catalan grape variety and wines at Majestic tailored to customer feedback.

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The Botanist openings boost New World Trading Company

Published:  06 October, 2017

The New World Trading Company (NWTC), has reported soaring sales boosted by ‘successful’ new openings under its The Botanist brand.

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Höpler introduces first limited Kirchberg release in nine years

Published:  06 October, 2017

Family-owned Austrian winery Höpler has introduced the latest vintage of its Kirchberg single vineyard range.

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Penfolds reveals 2017 collection

Published:  05 October, 2017

One of Australia’s most famous producers is gearing up to release its 2017 collection, including the 2013 Grange - the 63rd consecutive vintage from the label.

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Tory backbenchers team up with the WSTA to produce their own gin

Published:  05 October, 2017

The WSTA has continued its rallying cry to the government to support producers of British gin, by convincing the 1922 Committee on board to make its own blend. 

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Tejo wines push into the UK market

Published:  05 October, 2017

Wines of Tejo, the Portuguese region just outside of Lisbon, are upping the stakes in order to expand into the UK market.

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Chapel Down appoints ex BrewDog head as ‘beer MD’

Published:  04 October, 2017

Chapel Down has appointed Gareth Bath, previous managing director for craft brewer BrewDog, to the newly created position of ‘managing director of beer’.

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Majestic to base wine range on consumer feedback

Published:  04 October, 2017

Majestic has relaunched its website with a feature that gives consumers the option to rate the wines they buy, in turn helping to shape the retailer’s wine portfolio.

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Tesco resumes dividends following 7th consecutive quarter of growth

Published:  04 October, 2017

Tesco has offered up the firmest confirmation yet of its turnaround since the business was rocked by an infamous accounting scandal three years ago.

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