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Will the new regulations make Rioja more "market-driven"?

Published:  20 June, 2017

Two weeks ago, Rioja’s D.O.Ca. control board announced two major changes for Spain’s heartland wine region.

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Vinexpo partners with Alibaba in China and reboots NYC event

Published:  20 June, 2017

Vinexpo has announced an agreement with leading Chinese online platform Alibaba to promote recognition of the exhibition brand in China and deliver a partnership with its annual 9 September wine fair.

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TWE aims to subvert French conventions by following “New World sourcing model”

Published:  19 June, 2017

Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is threatening to challenge the French status quo with the launch of its newest brand.

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WSTA's Miles Beale: No-deal Brexit "unacceptable"

Published:  19 June, 2017

The WSTA has responded to concerns around May’s promise of a "no deal" Brexit, warning it could leave the UK on a “cliff-edge”.

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Berry Bros & Rudd. chairman to step down

Published:  19 June, 2017

The long-running chairman of London-based wine and spirit merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd is due to step down from the role.

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Hangingditch marks 10 years with Wine Gang wine fair

Published:  16 June, 2017

Hangingditch, the innovative Manchester merchant headed up by Ben Stephenson, is marking its tenth anniversary with a two day tasting event this autumn in Manchester Cathedral.

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Retail sales slow as Brexit-related inflation bites

Published:  16 June, 2017

Retail sales slowed in May to the lowest annual growth since April 2013 as shoppers begin to feel the impact of price inflation, according to the late Retail Sales bulletin from the Office for National Statistics.

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Majestic Wine ‘past tipping point’ as £1.5m loss offset by rising footfall and sales

Published:  15 June, 2017

Majestic Wine’s full-year reported profit before tax has revealed a loss of £1.5 million, set against a 15.8% rise in sales and 12% growth in the company’s customer base to 825,000 active customers.

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North South Wines signs UK distribution deal for Kalfu

Published:  15 June, 2017

Chilean producer Viña Ventisquero has appointed North South Wines as the exclusive UK distributor of its ‘lighter style’ Kalfu wine portfolio.

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Avina aims to keep bubbles in bottle with new wine stopper

Published:  15 June, 2017

Avina Wine Accessories has launched a bottle stopper designed specifically for sparkling wine.

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David Gleave MW: 20 years of Liberty Wines

Published:  14 June, 2017

The year is 1997.

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Chapel Down becomes first English wine to win ‘top honour’ in US wine challenge

Published:  14 June, 2017

Chapel Down has been awarded the Chairman’s Trophy at the US Ultimate Wine Challenge 2017 competition for its Three Graces 2010 vintage.

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Cono Sur Bicicleta launches Miquel Indurain-inspired limited edition

Published:  14 June, 2017

Cono Sur Bicicleta Pinot Noir is marking its status as the official wine of Le Tour de France with a limited edition range.

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Diageo Reserve creates ‘global cocktailian’ role

Published:  13 June, 2017

Diageo Reserve has created a new ‘global cocktailian’ role in a bid to forge a stronger link between the Reserve business and the wider luxury industry.

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Gruppo Campari exits still wine

Published:  13 June, 2017

Gruppo Campari has sold Loire Valley producer Château de Sancerre, and with it, exits from the business of selling still wine.

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Myliko extends portfolio with Armenian and Hungarian wineries

Published:  13 June, 2017

Myliko Wines is hoping to tap the trend for ‘emerging countries’ with the addition of Armenian and Hungarian wineries.

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New Zealand vintage down 9%

Published:  12 June, 2017

A smaller than expected New Zealand vintage has been forecasted thanks to troublesome weather conditions.

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Rémy Martin goes virtual

Published:  12 June, 2017

Rémy Martin is the latest brand to hop on board the virtual reality train to explore new ways of engaging with customers.

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Rioja introduces single vineyard and sparkling

Published:  12 June, 2017

Discussions around the future of Rioja have come to a head this week with two new major decisions from the D.O.Ca. control board.

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Gonzalo Pedrosa steps down as head of Sogevinus

Published:  09 June, 2017

Gonzalo Pedrosa has stepped down as head of Port company Sogevinus in what has been described as “a mutually agreed decision” between the board and the former CEO.

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