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Maison Joseph Drouhin partners with Enotria to up premium on-trade presence

Published:  16 January, 2020

Maison Joseph Drouhin has joined forces with Enotria & Coe to heighten its visibility in the premium on-trade in a move it said reflected a "new approach to the UK". 

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Amathus expands Oz portfolio with two 'new to UK' producers

Published:  16 January, 2020

Amathus Drinks has expanded its Australian portfolio with two producers, Head Wines and Gilbert Family Wines, both making their UK debut in the process. 

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Pub decline halted as food drives growth

Published:  16 January, 2020

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has released figures showing that the long decline in the number of pubs in the UK has stopped, with a “small rise” in 2019 buoying up the sector for the first time in decades.

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New MD steps up at Lanson UK ahead of major brand overhaul

Published:  16 January, 2020

Robert Rand has been appointed as The House of Lanson’s new UK managing director as the company prepares to unveil several far reaching changes to its range. 

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Barbados rum GI standoff

Published:  16 January, 2020

Distillers in Barbados are at loggerheads over the terms of a geographical indication (GI) for the island’s rum, with three united in agreement and one standing in opposition.

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NZ tasting: alternative styles playing expanding role in export growth

Published:  16 January, 2020

Rosé, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are among a slew of ‘alternative’ varieties and styles notching up a greater share of New Zealand’s collective wine exports, as “international appetite grows to expand the range”.

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Henschke manages fire woes while bolstered China and Armenia get a look in at Liberty tasting

Published:  15 January, 2020

Liberty Wines returned to The Oval for its annual shebang yesterday with a number of new stars to brighten up what turned out to be an exceptionally dismal afternoon weather-wise.

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One in three drinkers cutting back on consumption

Published:  15 January, 2020

One-third of UK drinkers are consuming less alcohol than they were 12 months ago, according to new research.

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Jascots lists Barbaresco producer Rivetti

Published:  15 January, 2020

London-based on-trade distributor Jascots has added organic Barbaresco and Barolo producer Massimo Rivetti to its list.

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Villa Maria hires Matt Deller

Published:  15 January, 2020

Leading Kiwi wine producer Villa Maria has picked Matt Deller MW as its new chief global sales and marketing officer.

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Festive sales boost British on-trade

Published:  15 January, 2020

The festive season brought cheer for Brtiain’s on-trade, with like-for-like sales up 2.5% on the same six-week period in 2018, according to data from the Coffer Peach Business Tracker.

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West Coast oversupply delivers softer prices as consumer demand falls

Published:  15 January, 2020

Prices for both bulk and grape from California and Washington will continue to ‘drop noticeably’, leading to widespread discounting, according to the annual State of the Wine Industry 2020 Report from Silicon Valley Bank.

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Saunders pinpoints 2020 as ‘revolutionary’ for The Benevolent

Published:  14 January, 2020

The Benevolent has revealed that there are “significant” plans in place to evolve the drinks industry charity in 2020.

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Number of US frequent wine drinkers declines

Published:  14 January, 2020

The number of US consumers drinking wine at least once a month has declined by 11 million, but overall participation in the wine category is up, according to the Wine Intelligence US Landscapes 2020 report.

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Randall moves into Australia’s Riverland

Published:  14 January, 2020

The Randall Wine Group (RWG) has acquired its first vineyard in Australia’s Riverland, marking the latest target in a string of acquisitions aimed to fuel its sales in China.

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Pol Roger expands Napa portfolio with Kinsman Eades and TOR Wines

Published:  14 January, 2020

Pol Roger has expanded it Napa portfolio with the addition of Kinsman Eades and TOR Wines.

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Hallgarten launches apprentice programme

Published:  14 January, 2020

Hallgarten & Novum Wines has today announced the launch of its Head Start apprenticeship programme with its first recruit.

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ABS brings Hedonist Ecology range to the UK

Published:  13 January, 2020

Awin Barratt Siegel Wine Agencies (ABS) has announced it is bringing Hedonist Wines’ organic and biodynamic Ecology range to the UK on an exclusive basis.

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Diageo appoints chief information officer

Published:  13 January, 2020

Diageo has appointed Benedetto Conversano as its chief information officer.

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Harpers launches Think Spirits

Published:  13 January, 2020

The launch on 28 April of Think Spirits will bring together several of Harpers Think events under the one roof, including Think Gin, Think Rum, Think Agave and Think Whisk(e)y, plus the newly launched Think Vodka, at St Mary's Church, London.

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