Sarah Jessica Parker is set to add wine to her diverse career portfolio, with her achievements to date spanning a range of industries including acting, perfume and shoes.
New York Wines will make a guest appearance and this year’s tasting of Oregon and Washington State Wines in London.
James Hocking, the ex-wine director at The Vineyard Cellars, has set up a new Californian-focused wine agency.
Simpsons’ Wine Estate and Roberson Wine are working together to launch four new English still wines.
A raft of wine regions will be represented at the London Wine Fair for the first time this year, while other countries are increasing their footprint at the event.
Portuguese DO wine imports to the UK grew 33.7% in value throughout 2018, driven by a 34% increase in volume sales.
Inverarity Morton is to be the exclusive distributor for a new “eco wine” commended by Sir David Attenborough.
Treasury Wine Estates is launching a brand called Embrazen into the UK market as it bids to win over more millennial consumers.
Berkmann Wine Cellars has appointed Emma Dawson MW as senior wine buyer.
Low-intervention wines will be the theme of this Spring’s Specialist Importers Trade Tasting (SITT) events, which take place later this month.
Lady of the Grapes wine bar and retailer has joined forces with Corney & Barrow Wine Merchants for a celebration of women in the wine industry next month.
Think France is poised to become the ultimate one-stop shop for all French wine buyers bidding to maximise sales in this vital category.
Just before Christmas a single bottle of Penfolds Grange 1951 became the most expensive Australian wine ever sold at auction, fetching a cool £44,000. It is interesting to note that the iconic Penfolds brand, beloved of fabulously rich oenophiles, sits in a portfolio alongside Blossom Hill White Zinfandel, the UK’s bestselling rosé. Boosting sales of both brands, positioned at diametrically opposing ends of the market, is the challenge facing Michelle Brampton, who has just taken over from Tom King as managing director for Europe at Treasury Wine Estates.
Broadland Wineries is creating a sister company called Live Kindly Drinks, which will focus on alcohol-free drinks “with social benefits”.
Enotria & Coe has increased its stockholding and hedged further ahead currency-wise “to prepare for whatever form of Brexit the country takes,” according to chief operating officer, Jon Pepper MW.
Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has announced its first-half 2019 results with net sales increasing by "the largest organic growth rate in the company’s history".
The nation's love of pink drinks is driving sales of gin, rosé and ”instagrammable” cocktail liqueurs, according to the latest stats from the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
Fields, Morris & Verdin has added family-owned Napa Valley producer Rudd Estate to its agency portfolio.
Vegan wines and a focus on organic and sustainable winemaking will be highlighted at this year’s Wines from Spain annual tasting event.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) have joined forces to celebrate their 50th anniversaries.
Award-winning drinks design agency BD Creative has been renamed as Barlow & Co as it celebrates its 21st birthday. Abigail Barlow set up the firm back in 1998 and it has since worked with leading retailers including Asda and Spar, large global brands such as McGuigan and boutique producers like Jenkyn Place in Hampshire. We caught up with Barlow to find out her reflections on the past 21 years, her vision for the future and her advice for retailers bidding to create an exciting and visibly appealing wine range.
Berkmann Wine Cellars is to become the exclusive UK agent for Italian producer Umani Ronchi.
Bancroft Wines is adding the Barossa Valley winery Glaetzer to its growing portfolio of Australian producers.
Famille Helfrich is to launch a new Calvet wine range created specifically for independent wine shops and on-trade operators.
Bancroft Wines is now the official UK agent for Chateau de Berne.
Berkmann Wine Cellars has expanded its premium rosé offering with Château Minuty.
The Wine and Spirit Trade Association is warning consumers to brace themselves for a hike in wine prices as the Chancellor’s wine tax kicks in today.
The amount of wine produced in Britain shot up by 160% in 2018 as the country bathed in glorious summer weather.
The UK has signed a trade deal with Chile to ensure continuity between the two countries once Brexit finally takes place.
Justerini & Brooks has added Bierzo producer Bodegas y Vinedos Raul Perez to its wine portfolio.
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