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The Wine Society creates new sustainability post

Published:  21 January, 2022

Leading online retailer The Wine Society has appointed Dom de Ville as its inaugural 'director of sustainability and social impact', adding a new strand to the organisation's executive team.

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Last call for 30 Under 30 nominations

Published:  17 January, 2022

The final week for nominations is now upon us, with less than five days left to highlight the work of a colleague or to nominate yourself to be in with a chance of appearing in Harpers’ inaugural 30 Under 30 list.

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English wine producers named in '50 Most Influential People in British Luxury' list

Published:  12 January, 2022

Ruth and Charles Simpson, founders of Simpsons Wine Estate in Kent, have been named as one of the '50 Most Influential People in British Luxury' in the Walpole Power List 2022.

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Whisky industry urges tariff ‘reconciliation’

Published:  08 December, 2021

A consortium of businesses has called upon the governments of the US and UK to remove all tariffs affecting the transatlantic whisky trade.

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Treasury Wine Estates unveils domestic violence pledge

Published:  25 November, 2021

Australian multinational Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has launched a domestic and family violence (DFV) pledge, outlining its commitment to prevent and respond to any domestic and family violence that may be impacting its team members.

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Circle of Wine Writers to continue online training programmes in 2022

Published:  12 November, 2021

The Circle of Wine Writers has revealed that it is to carry on into 2022 with its regular programme of Let’s talk about… webinars and Let’s taste… web-based tastings.

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The Wine Society pledges to hit net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040

Published:  08 November, 2021

The Wine Society is undertaking an ambitious project to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its business and supply chain by 2040 as part of its mission to be the most ethical and responsible wine retailer in the world.

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WineGB Wessex appoints Jacob Leadley as new chair

Published:  13 October, 2021

WineGB Wessex has appointed Black Chalk winemaker and CEO Jacob Leadley as its new chair from 9 November.

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IWCA membership swells with 12 new high-profile applicants

Published:  30 September, 2021

The International Wineries for Climate Action (IWCA) grouping has accepted application for membership from 12 new wineries to join its ranks.

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Scottish Wholesale Association’s Achievers Awards open for entries

Published:  29 June, 2021

Entries are now open for the Achievers Awards 2022, the industry programme that rewards outstanding performance across the wholesale trade in Scotland.

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Webinar: Tackling the on-trade staffing crisis

Published:  09 March, 2021

Most would agree that quality staff are the lifeblood of customer-facing food and drink businesses. But, with the ongoing staffing crisis further exacerbated by Covid and Brexit, good team members – front and back of house – are proving harder to find as hospitality venues move towards reopening.

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WSTA membership climbs as it releases Brexit checklist

Published:  10 December, 2020

A record number of wine and spirit businesses have joined the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) this year following a recruitment drive bolstered by concerns over Covid and Brexit.

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Campari becomes Portman Group’s newest member

Published:  20 October, 2020

The Portman Group has welcomed Campari UK as its newest member

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Majestic unveils ‘Diversity In Wine’ Scholarship

Published:  17 September, 2020

Majestic is launching a new, all expenses paid scholarship to put up to 50 candidates from BAME or diverse backgrounds through their WSET Level 2 qualification.

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Portman Group labels Drinking in the Dark report “utter nonsense”

Published:  26 August, 2020

The Portman Group has issued a strong rebuttal to a new report from the Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) which calls alcohol labelling in the UK “inadequate”.

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Fuller's launches income streaming service for staff

Published:  01 June, 2020

Pub and hotel business Fuller’s has partnered with income-streaming provider Wagestream to give its staff access to their wages - or their furlough pay - ahead of pay day.

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Napa Valley Vintners and The Drinks Trust lend support to fight Covid-19

Published:  15 May, 2020

A group of Napa Valley winemakers is offering its support to the Covid-19-hit UK hospitality industry via a new online course.

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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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One year of Trade, with Xavier Rousset

Published:  28 February, 2020

As the Soho hospitality hub hits its first birthday, Andrew Catchpole catches up with Trade’s leading light Xavier Rousset

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WSTA adds five to board

Published:  18 November, 2019

The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has dramatically expanded its board to help meet the challenges of a fast-changing trading environment, adding five new members to take the board’s total membership to 16.

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