New Zealand wine brand Te Pa

New Zealand wine exports up, as premium grows in the UK

10 Mar 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

New Zealand’s wine industry has seen exports grow 8.2% in the last year, hitting a record NZ$1.37 billion.



Consumer perception of Prosecco is improving, according to new Wine Intelligence report

19 May 2015 | By Erin Smith

According to a new Wine Intelligence report released today, 95% of consumers that drink Prosecco see it as ‘very good or good value for money.’


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.

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.


Anne Krebiehl

Anne Krebiehl looks at Dom Pérignon’s Three ‘Plénitudes’

26 May 2015 | By Anne Krebiehl MW

Anne Krebiehl fanfares the launch of Dom Pérignon’s Three ‘Plénitudes’ - three late-released, late-disgorged vintages launched as one - at a recent London tasting pop-up.

Wine by type

Paul Symington

Symington Family Estate release rare 2013 estate ports

11 May 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Port family, Family Estates is releasing two limited edition rare vintage 2013 estate ports.


Richard Mark James: Goes on rosé journey through the Languedoc

05 May 2015 | By Richard Mark James

You wouldn’t be surprised to hear that most (over three-quarters) of what the Languedoc produces and sells is red wine.

Tio Pepe En Rama 2015

González Byass releases Tio Pepe En Rama 2015 in the UK

21 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Tio Pepe En Rama 2015, a limited edition unfiltered and unclarified fino sherry which is part of the González Byass portfolio, is set to be released at the end of April in the UK.


Fortified wines see sales declining, but there are still opportunties for the category Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Erin Smith

Despite declining volumes, there are still ample opportunities for growth and innovation within the fortified wine category.

Vintage port bond

Grahams launches vintage port 'bond' for gifting market

08 Apr 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Port company Grahams has launched a ‘bond’ that will allow people to purchase vintage port the year it is harvested.

Still in their original corks: Cockburn's 1863 and Cockburn's 1868

Chief of the Week: Cockburn's Vintage Port

13 Mar 2015 | By Richard Siddle

OK admittedly it seems strange to bestow our “Chief of the Week” honour on simply a vintage Port house. But then Cockburn’s, now safely ensconced in the paternal ownership of Symington Family Estates, is not your average vintage Port company.

Franciacorta's Consortium president Maurizio Zanella

James Lawrence: Falling in love with Franciacorta

11 Mar 2015 | By James Lawrence

James Lawrence tells a tale of how he fell in love with an Italian fizz called Franciacorta, involving disarmingly honest vineyard owners,  the 21st-century poster-child for the region and a single arrest of a Celtic fan.

Some of the English sparkling wines taking part in the New Zealand challenge

England and New Zealand sparkling wines go head to head in a "Battle of the Bubbles"

23 Feb 2015 | By Arabella Mileham

Competition between English and New Zealand sparkling wine came to a head last week as the two countries tied in a blind-tasting organised to coincide with the Cricket World Cup.

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