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June delivers another bumper month for online BWS sales

Published:  09 July, 2020

Despite the reopening of bricks and mortar stores, online continued to surge through June, surpassing May’s figure by 3.5%, representing a 33.9% upswing year-on-year.

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Top Selection goes direct to consumer with online launch

Published:  25 June, 2020

Importer Top Selection has officially launched 9 Elms Wines, a new online wine and spirits retail arm, aimed at giving consumers direct access to “boutique wines” that the company said would “normally only be available to restaurants and specialist retailers”.

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Online BWS sales double during May

Published:  05 June, 2020

Online sales of beers, wines and spirits boomed during May, as the UK’s second month under lockdown drove a record numbers of thirsty consumers to embrace ecommerce.

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Halliday to auction iconic DRC collection

Published:  01 June, 2020

Legendary Australian wine critic James Halliday is to auction 250 bottles of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from his private cellar.

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Amathus Drinks invites consumers to Taste Together online

Published:  29 May, 2020

Wine and Spirit importer, distributor and retailer Amathus Drinks is forging head with a range of interactive online tastings to help customers explore far flung corners of the wine world.

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‘Wine online’ searches up by over 1000%

Published:  28 May, 2020

‘Order wine online’ has become the newest buzz word for housebound UK consumers looking to get their fix during lockdown.

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WSET takes exams online

Published:  21 May, 2020

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced that it is launching a virtual exam room for students self-isolating around the world to enable them to complete their courses during lockdown.

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#Fair4Hospitality campaign calls on government to support sustainable reopening

Published:  20 May, 2020

UK Hospitality has launched a new campaign outlining best practice guidelines for the hospitality sector ahead of a gradual reopening from 4 July.

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Enotria & Coe launches weekly online tastings

Published:  06 May, 2020

Enotria & Coe is to host a weekly programme of live online tastings through lockdown period using the company’s Instagram channel.

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The Wine Society reveals reopening details

Published:  05 April, 2020

The Wine Society, which stopped taking new orders and making deliveries with immediate effect following the Prime Minister’s ‘lockdown’, has revealed it will be ready to reopen for business during the Easter weekend. 

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67 Pall Mall leads online initiatives by throwing e-doors open to non-members

Published:  03 April, 2020

Private members club 67 Pall Mall, is opening its virtual doors to the general public for the first time with its online wine tasting sessions. 

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FDF job app deal to help ‘hidden heroes’ in food-and-drink sector

Published:  02 April, 2020

The Food and Drink Federation has announced a new partnership with recruitment app Syft in response to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

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Berkmann launches new scheme to support hospitality sector

Published:  02 April, 2020

Berkmann Wine Cellars has launched a new online platform to raise funds for the hospitality sector through consumer sales.

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#VirtualHappyHour releases promotional video

Published:  02 April, 2020

Following its launch two weeks ago, #TheVirtualHappyHour has partnered with events business Team Spirit to create a video in support of the campaign.

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French wines weaken on fine-wine market

Published:  01 April, 2020

France’s premier wine regions continue to weaken on the fine-wine market, according to the first-quarter 2020 trading data released this morning by Liv-ex.

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Bibendum and Matthew Clark launch new app to help virus-hit on-trade

Published:  31 March, 2020

Bibendum and Matthew Clark has introduced a new app aimed at helping the virus-hit on-trade.

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Sparkling dominates online wine searches

Published:  30 March, 2020

Nearly half of all wine-related online searches in the UK are for sparkling wine, according to new research from Italian wine specialists Independent Wine.

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Vivino faces legal challenge in Sweden

Published:  24 February, 2020

Vivino, the leading wine app is facing legal trouble in Sweden, the Times is reporting this morning.

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Strong BWS performance boosts soaring online sales

Published:  17 December, 2019

Online sales soared in November to record the highest growth of the year boosted by a stellar performance from the beer, wine and spirits (BWS) category.

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Global headwinds hit fine-wine market

Published:  11 December, 2019

Uncertainties in global trade have hit the fine-wine market, according to the 2019 report from Liv-ex, the online global trading platform for wine.

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