Spanish white wine varietals on the rise

Insights: The rise of Spanish white wines in the on-trade Subscription

11 Aug 2015 | By James Lawrence

Spanish white wines are emerging from the shadow of the reds with a number of varieties and styles that are making headway in the UK on-trade.


Notting Hill Carnival

Counterfeit alcohol worth £30k seized at Notting Hill Carnival

02 Sep 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

The Metropolitan Police says officers seized counterfeit and “overproof” alcohol with a street value of around £30,000 at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival in west London.


Bompas & Parr walk-in cocktail 2015

Forecast for the next six months at London's Borough Market: cloudy with a chance of Buckfast

15 Jul 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Self-styled culinary researcher and contemporary food designer Bompas & Parr has created a walk-in cloud of breathable cocktail which will go on display to the public in London at the end of this month.

Lighter style

Villa Maria launches lighter-style range into UK market

Villa Maria launches lighter alcohol wine range

10 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

New Zealand winery Villa Maria is set to launch a lower abv wine range into the UK off-trade.


Spar wine range 2015

Spar adds to wine range and changes to EDLP model for exclusive Champagne

02 Sep 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Spar is to move its Marquis Belrive Champagne to an everyday low pricing model.

Wine by type

Jerry Lockspeiser

Jerry Lockspeiser encourages us all to break free and rebel when it comes to wine Subscription

27 Jul 2015 | By Jerry Lockspeiser

You know that feeling. For years you have been doing something that seems slightly illicit, almost shameful, then out of the blue someone knowledgeable tells you it’s OK. You don’t have to hide it any more. And you discover you are not alone. Lots of other people are doing it too. In fact it might even be a good thing!


Analysis: Anna Greenhous asks why competitions are boosting sake’s image Subscription

21 Jul 2015 | By Anna Greenhous

Sake’s popularity is growing apace. Anna Greenhous take a look at how understanding of the category is changing with the help of international competitions

Sake glass

International Wine Challenge 2015 Sake Competition Winners

20 Jul 2015

Nearly 900 sakes battled it out for medals at this year’s International Wine Challenge 2015.  Congratulations to all the winners for a fantastic year in a category that continues to expand. Champion Sake Award of 2015 sponsored by Japan Airlines:  Homare Sake Brewery Aizu Homare Banshu Yamadanishiki Junmai Daiginjo.


Oddbins begins search for the nation's top amateur wine taster

22 Jun 2015 | By Nigel Huddleston

Oddbins has begun its search to find its amateur wine taster of 2015.


Prosecco DOC Consortium says ‘there will not be a shortage’ of Prosecco this year

09 Jun 2015 | By Erin Smith

The Prosecco DOC Consortium has responded to recent reports of the potential shortage of Prosecco saying “that there will not be a shortage of Prosecco in the coming months.”

Wimbledon Lanson

Champagne Lanson to release its annual limited edition ‘Wimbledon’ bottle

05 Jun 2015 | By Erin Smith

Champagne Lanson is set to release what has become a bit of a tradition - it’s annual limited edition Wimbledon bottle.

Bar 44 founders Tom and Owen Morgan

Welsh tapas bar launches own label Spanish-style beer as it opens third restaurant

04 Jun 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Welsh-based tapas restaurant and sherry bar, Bar 44 is launching an own label Spanish-style pale ale, as it opens it third restaurant in Cardiff.

Symington's have opened the Qunita do Bomfirm visitors centre

Port family opens new visitor attraction in Douro

26 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Port family Symingtons has opened a visitor center in the Douro, which it is aiming to become a destination for tourists to Portugal.

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