Santa with sherry

WSTA launches Christmas campaign to turnaround sales of fortified wines

20 Dec 2016 | By Mathew Lyons

The UK wine trade and consumers alike are being called upon to ‘Save Santa’s Sherry’ in a festive campaign from the WSTA.


World’s oldest Port house launches into second major high street retailer

25 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Historic Port brand, Kopke, is currently launching its Reserve Tawny Port into Waitrose – the second time the brand has been listed in a major national retailer in the UK, following the launch of its 1996 Colheita (an aged Tawny Port made with grapes from a single vintage) in M&S in September.

Ben Campbell-Johnston

Memorial service to be held for friends and colleagues of beloved trade member, Ben Campbell-Johnston

09 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

A memorial service is being arranged for a much-loved member of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, who sadly passed away at his home recently.

The Douro

White wines of the Douro: Emerging from fortified’s shadow

08 Nov 2016 | By Jennifer Franich

Famous for its Port fortified wines, far less is understood about the Douro’s long history of white winemaking.

Ben Campbell-Johnston

Popular b.f.t. organiser Ben Campbell-Johnston passes away

02 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Respected and much-liked stalwart of the trade, Ben Campbell-Johnston, will be missed by the trade

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