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Chapel Down launches limited edition collection with English Orange wine and Albariño

Published:  10 August, 2021

Chapel Down has launched a collection of limited edition wines, including the latest vintages of what the English winemaker claimed to be England’s first Orange wine and England’s first Albariño.  

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Frazer Thompson steps down from Chapel Down

Published:  02 August, 2021

Chapel Down has announced its succession plan after it was revealed that current CEO Frazer Thompson will be stepping down from the role after 20 years.

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Annual Wine GB tasting to return this September

Published:  29 July, 2021

Wine GB has announced that its annual Trade & Press Tasting is to take place on 7 September at RHS Lindley Hall in central London.

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Gusbourne signs deal as official Goodwood supplier

Published:  28 July, 2021

Gusbourne has signed a deal as an official partner of Goodwood Racecourse, as well being appointed the exclusive English sparkling wine supplier across the Goodwood Estate which includes Goodwood House, the Goodwood Hotel, The Kennels, Hound Lodge and the Goodwood Motor Circuit.

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Football brings record English wine sales to Majestic

Published:  14 July, 2021

The last weekend of Euro 2020 saw record numbers of English wine bought at Majestic Wine, with the nation stocking up on homegrown bottles as the country geared up to the first major football final since 1966.

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Along came Covid

Published:  30 June, 2021

Jo Gilbert examines whether the past year has helped or hindered the pre-Brexit narrative that leaving the EU would benefit sales of English and Welsh wine

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TaxPayers’ Alliance backs tax cuts for wine producers

Published:  24 June, 2021

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) has added its voice of support for the English wine industry calling for an end to the “unfair tax system that is crippling the industry”.

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Wine GB unveils 2021 award winners

Published:  24 June, 2021

Wine GB has unveiled the the winners of this year’s awards for which there was a record number of entries and first-time entrants from all over England and Wales.

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English wines continue to go from strength to strength

Published:  21 June, 2021

Sales of English and Welsh wines increased by around 30% in 2020 over the previous year, according to the latest industry figures released by Wine GB. 

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Bolney co-founder Rodney Pratt passes away

Published:  21 June, 2021

Rodney Pratt, co-founder of Bolney Wine Estate, has passed away.

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English Wine Week anticipation ramps up with Hattingley limited run

Published:  17 June, 2021

Hattingley Valley has announced the release of two new small batch wines in celebration of English Wine Week (EWW) – just one of many celebrations and promotional activities which are due to begin this Saturday.

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Wine GB announces new chairman

Published:  01 June, 2021

Sam Linter, MD and head winemaker at Bolney Wine Estate, is to become Wine GB chairman replacing Simon Robinson. 

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Waitrose unveils mixed English wine case

Published:  26 May, 2021

Waitrose has launched a new mixed wine case comprising a selection of homegrown wines.

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Wine industry receives ‘positive support’ from Prentis

Published:  24 May, 2021

The English and Welsh wine industry gained "positive support" from the agriculture minister, Victoria Prentis, in a meeting between Wine GB and DEFRA officials, the industry’s body has said. 

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The life aquatic for English wine

Published:  13 May, 2021

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Langham claims first with English Col Fondo

Published:  05 May, 2021

Langham Wine Estate has announced it will release kegs of a Col Fondo wine later this month, a move the winery claims to be a first for a UK producer. 

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Gutter & Stars releases debut wine

Published:  28 April, 2021

Cambridge winery Gutter & Stars is gearing up to launch its debut vintage on 3 May 2021, eight months after opening its doors at Chesterton Mill, in the north of the city.

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Q&A: Charlie Holland, Gusbourne

Published:  13 April, 2021

From the ‘baptism of fire’ of his first, unexpected vintage in Australia, to heading up one of England’s top wine estates, Charlie Holland, head winemaker and CEO at Gusbourne, fills Andrew Catchpole in on the story so far.

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Balfour launches craft beer duo

Published:  01 April, 2021

Balfour Winery at Hush Heath Estate in Kent is launching two new craft beers – Jake’s Lager and Jake’s IPA, which will be distributed in the UK by Matthew Clark.  

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Gladwin to retire as Wine GB deputy chair

Published:  31 March, 2021

Wine GB deputy chairman Peter Gladwin is to retire from the board at the next Annual General Meeting, currently planned for 27 May 2021. 

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