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Louis Latour Agencies tasting: "We are constantly looking to expand"

Published:  27 January, 2023

Louis Latour Agencies, owned by Maison Louis Latour, the historic Burgundy grower negotiant, showcased its small but impressive portfolio at the Haberdasher’s Hall in central London on Wednesday.


Grenache in the spotlight at UK’s biggest showcase of Australian wine

Published:  25 January, 2023

The Australia Trade Tasting returned to London on 24 January 2023, showcasing more than 700 wines from 200 wine producers to hundreds of trade and media in the UK.


2023 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge open for entries

Published:  23 January, 2023

The 2023 UK Ruinart Sommelier Challenge is officially open for entries, with an all-expenses paid trip to Champagne on the line.


Slovak Wines stand up to be counted

Published:  20 January, 2023

With a surge of new estates and young winemakers on show, the Embassy of Slovakia showcased the very best the region has to offer at its London tasting this week at 67 Pall Mall.


Guy Lawrence appointed chair of The Drinks Trust

Published:  16 January, 2023

The Drinks Trust has announced Guy Lawrence, CEO of Brockmans Gin, as its new chair following Troy Christensen’s two-year tenure. 


Alliance Wine partners with The Drinks Trust

Published:  12 January, 2023

Alliance Wine has announced a partnership with The Drinks Trust, to help provide care and support to people within the drinks industry.


Rioja Wine Month fuels 232% sales uplift

Published:  05 January, 2023

October saw Rioja wine sales soar as over 120 independent retailers, wine bars and restaurants across the UK took part in the second edition of Rioja Wine Month. 


10th Tío Pepe challenge now open for entries

Published:  04 January, 2023

In 2023, the international Tío Pepe Challenge, the world’s largest Sherry cocktail competition, celebrates its 10th Anniversary and is now open for entries from UK bartenders on the theme, ‘Twist Your Classic’.


Building on bulk

Published:  12 December, 2022

With economic and environmental credentials to the fore, bulk wine is taking an increasingly premium turn, as Andrew Catchpole discovers at WBWE.


Headline Heroes: Languedoc’s commitment to organic wine

Published:  01 December, 2022

As thousands of winegrowers in the Languedoc convert to organic farming, James Lawrence looks to Millésime Bio, the event at the centre of the movement.


Wines of Spain announces dates for 2023 Annual Tastings

Published:  30 November, 2022

Wines from Spain has revealed dates and locations for its Annual Tastings next year. The first will be held in London on 28 February, with a northern event also taking place in Leeds, Yorkshire, on 13 March.


BAME Wine Professionals announce winners of Louis Roederer Bursary

Published:  18 November, 2022

BAME Wine Professionals, the not-for-profit initiative that shines a light on wine talent in the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, has revealed the winners of its annual Champagne Louis Roederer Bursary.


New Zealand's new release tasting returns after three years

Published:  10 November, 2022

The New Zealand Winegrowers’ New Release Tasting returns next week for the first time in three years and will be held at 67 Pall Mall in London.


Alsace decides to stick with online/virtual post-pandemic

Published:  08 November, 2022

2021 marked the first Millésimes Alsace Digitasting, the first virtual Wine Trade Show entirely organised by an appellation. The event comprised 10,000 tasting boxes and almost 4,000 ‘visitors’ from a total of 55 countries. It was an ambitious move that paid dividends, with 97% of visitors surveyed at the end of the Show stating they would participate again. 


BACC to host Mendoza tasting for UK trade

Published:  02 November, 2022

The British Argentine Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will welcome a Wine and Luxury Tourism Trade Delegation from the 14 to the 16 of November. 


Hospices de Beaune will pay tribute to the late Louis-Fabrice Latour

Published:  31 October, 2022

The 162nd edition of the annual Hospices de Beaune wine sale on Sunday, 20 November will present a total of 51 different cuvées of the 2022 vintage produced from vineyards across the Hospices’ 60-hectare holdings, now in its second year of organic conversion. 


Registrations open for Discover Rioja’s 100km of Diversity trade tasting in London

Published:  27 October, 2022

100km of Diversity offers the chance to connect with over forty producers, winemakers and importers, many of whom will be travelling to London from Rioja to share the unique stories behind their wines. Visitors will be able to try the latest Viñedo Singulares, the finest Espumoso de Rioja, barrel-aged whites, elegant rosados, classic Gran Reservas and everything in between. There will also be the chance to discover wines not yet available in the UK.  


October is the month of Rioja

Published:  10 October, 2022

Following the success of its inaugural 2021 launch, Rioja wine month is back with a 41% uplift in participants compared to last year.


The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 revealed

Published:  05 October, 2022

The World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 have been announced, and Paradiso, Barcelona, ranks No.1. It marks the first time this accolade has been won by a bar outside New York or London.


Liquid Icons & Gérard Basset Foundation announce recipient of inaugural diversity scholarship in spirits

Published:  05 October, 2022

Liquid Icons, the fine wine research and content production company founded by the late Gérard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET, have announced the recipient of the inaugural Hennessy Golden Vines Diversity Scholarship in Spirits.