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Scorched vineyards in Europe add to inflationary woes

Published:  15 August, 2022

Inflation has reached boiling point for the wine sector – with climate change adding to a melting pot of pressures which are placing increasing strain on the industry. 


The weighty burden of alcohol’s rising costs

Published:  30 May, 2022

When chancellor Rishi Sunak announced his proposed changes to alcohol duty in the October Budget, he described them as the “most radical simplification of alcohol duties for over 140 years”. Under the present system, there are three duty rates on wine – one for still wine, a slightly higher one for sparkling wine and an even higher one for fortified wine.


Less choice and higher prices from new import checks, says Daniel Lambert

Published:  01 April, 2022

Yesterday, the cross-party, cross-business UK Trade and Business Commission heard that post-Brexit import checks would create less choice and higher prices for UK wine consumers.


Govt delays VI-1 wine certification by six months

Published:  25 March, 2021

The government has delayed the VI-1 wine certification for wine imported to the UK from the EU by six months. 


Trade calls Victoria Prentis out over VI-1 statement

Published:  25 February, 2021

An infuriated wine trade has today delivered an ‘unprecedented’ collective letter to Victoria Prentis MP, calling for the scrapping of VI-1 forms when the easement provision ends on 1 July.


Living with Lockdown – Daniel Lambert Wines

Published:  14 May, 2020

Agent-importer Daniel Lambert talks to Andrew Catchpole about bypassing critics and trade with live access to winemakers, the dangers of having all eggs in one basket and why its boom time for indies.


France lockdown presenting challenge for some UK importers

Published:  17 March, 2020

President Macron’s announcement on Monday (16 March) that France is to close its borders to all but essential movement and trade, coupled with a ban on non-essential movement of people domestically, is also seeing some warehouses and businesses shut up shop as the coronavirus situation worsens.


Daniel Lambert offering up the wine trip of a lifetime

Published:  09 September, 2019

Daniel Lambert Wines has the dream round-the-world ticket up for grabs to the winner of its new independent incentive scheme.


Daniel Lambert lands Hollick exclusive

Published:  12 July, 2019

Daniel Lambert Wines has added to its growing portfolio of estate wines with a new exclusive agreement with Coonawarra’s Hollick.


Q&A: Daniel Lambert

Published:  24 September, 2018

Daniel Lambert, owner of Daniel Lambert Wines, is never short of a view or two. Andrew Catchpole sounds him out about life as a specialist agent-importer, the trade in general and what the future might hold