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Vivino Christmas wine trends

Published:  21 November, 2022

Vivino has taken wine-drinkers by storm. James Bayley discovers where its global popularity lies.


Vinoteca launch interactive Q&A feature on website

Published:  03 November, 2022

Vinoteca, the wine bar and wine shop group has launched a voice-interactive Q&A feature on its website, where users can ask co-founders Brett Woonton and Charlie Young questions about their wine range.


Telegraph Media Group reveals new subscription in partnership with Enotria&Coe

Published:  26 October, 2022

Telegraph Media Group, the proprietor of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, has launched a new website in partnership with Enotria&Coe, offering its members exclusive wines.


Bristol indie bucks belt tightening trend

Published:  17 October, 2022

Despite the cost-of-living crisis affecting consumer up and down the country, at least one independent has reported booming sales of its fine wines.


Virgin achieves carbon neutral

Published:  06 October, 2022

Online retailer Virgin Wines has reached a new milestone in its sustainability journey, by announced that they have officially been certified carbon neutral.


Master of Malt releases trends report with rum and tequila on the rise

Published:  23 September, 2022

Master of Malt, the online spirits retailer, has released its Q3 report, providing a valuable snapshot into the state of the drinks industry.


Naked Wines brushes off CEO woes for first standalone tasting

Published:  22 September, 2022

It was a marriage of convenience. Naked Wines needed the cash injection. Majestic needed the online know-how in order to expand its digital footprint. After the pair’s relatively amicable breakup in 2019, Naked Wines is now very much looking to re-establish itself as a solo entity with a serious portfolio that can engage even the most sceptical wine lovers.


30th vintage of Casa Real released on La Place de Bordeaux

Published:  20 September, 2022

Chilean winery Viña Santa Rita has released its 2019 Casa Real vintage on the La Place de Bordeaux marketplace.


Bordeaux Index records 37% revenue growth in H1 2022

Published:  08 August, 2022

The global fine wine and spirits merchant, Bordeaux Index, generated £80m in revenue in the first half of 2022 – an increase of 37%.


Virgin Wines announces year-end trading update

Published:  29 July, 2022

Online wine retailer Virgin Wines has maintained much of its lockdown growth thanks to a loyal customer base and subscription model.


Virgin Wines announce 51% sales increase for its vegan range

Published:  25 July, 2022

Sales of vegan wine have more than doubled for Virgin Wines in the last two years, rising by 51%.


Cadman Capital launches new-look website with crypto payment option

Published:  15 July, 2022

Following research earlier in the year to better understand its customer’s needs, Cadman Fine Wines has announced the launch of a new website for its wine retail businesses, complete with crypto payment functionality.


Hyper-convenience and the opportunities for wine

Published:  13 July, 2022

Forget the next day or one-hour delivery slot. Buoyed by the rise of on-demand culture and at-home eating and drinking trends, a surge in the rise of rapid retail platforms is now promising consumers deliveries to their door via an app in 15 or even 10 minutes.


June online retail growth remains negative, but freefall eases slightly

Published:  11 July, 2022

Capgemini has announced its June IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.


Octavian launches customer portal, MyCellar

Published:  16 June, 2022

Octavian, the expert wine storage facility based in Wiltshire, is launching a new customer portal with a fully integrated exchange for its private customers. 


Tech & Innovation: Going dark, building back

Published:  13 June, 2022

Digitalisation has been a long time coming within the wine industry. Often derided for its last-to-the-party pace of adoption, things finally seemed to be catching up at the beginning of the new decade, with acceleration a key part of the trade’s Covid journey.


Ukrainian vodka supports fundraising for British Red Cross Ukraine Appeal

Published:  11 March, 2022

Emporia, a spirits importer, is teaming up with several bars across the UK to serve cocktails with the Ukrainian Vodka ‘Staritsky Levitsky, Private Cellar’. 


Online drinks sales growth cools, but remains far above pre-pandemic levels

Published:  10 March, 2022

Online sales of alcoholic drinks fell -18.5% YoY in the UK in February 2022, though nudged up 9.4% against those in the typically slow first month of January.


Aldi launches vegan favourites pack to cater for plant-based shoppers

Published:  07 March, 2022

After seeing sales of plant-based products soar 500% during Veganuary, Aldi has launched a new Vegan Favourites wine pack. The online-only bundle includes six of Aldi’s most popular premium vegan wines. The selection includes a mixture of reds, whites and rosés, all free from animal products, for just £59.44 – less than £10 per bottle.


Morrisons among UK retailers to boycott Russian vodka

Published:  04 March, 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there have been calls to boycott Russian brands with the country’s most famous commodity, vodka, on the radar of UK retailers.