Latest News

27 February, 2015

Thieves steal £80,000 worth of wine from West Sussex producer

Thieves broke into the warehouse at Bolney Wines Estate in West Sussex and made off with around 5,000 bottles of wine.

Diageo is launching Pimm’s Strawberry with a Hint of Mint and backing the new variant with a “six-figure” ad campaign.

It was in a bar on the other side of the world earlier this week that I first heard whispers Dan Jago might be making a sensational return to Tesco and the BWS department he was suspended from last October.

Suppliers welcome Jago return

26 February, 2015

Suppliers have supported the return of Dan Jago to Tesco's BWS division after the supermarket decided to reinstate him following an investigation. 

Analysis

Video Promotion

More News

Robert Parker has said that he will never retire, despite handing over duties for scoring and reviewing en primeur Bordeaux to protégé Neal Martin.

The world's most famous wine critic has thrown his weight behind Black Forest craft gin brand Monkey 47. 

A lone franchisee is to take on 36 of the 37 off-licences that Bargain Booze owner Conviviality Retail bought from GT News last month.

New wines and vintages from 126 producers representing 11 different Portuguese regions will be poured at a trade tasting in London on March 5.

Carlsberg UK has launched three new flavour variants of its Somersby cider brand to capitalise on a fruit cider market that is growing 30% in the off-trade (Nielsen, year to January 31).

The newly-launched Glenlivet Founder's Reserve will replace Glenlivet 12 Year Old as the brand's entry-level expression in the UK by June. 

Majestic chief executive Steve Lewis has resigned his position with immediate effect and retired from the board after spending 29 years with the business.

Australian Vintage has seen sales in the UK and Europe grow 20% in the half-year to December 31, largely thanks to growth in the McGuigan brand, the company has reported.

Fine wine buyers can benefit from a new self-contained area at the London Wine Fair that is dedicated to wines with a rrp of £30 and above.

Concha y Toro has signed a three-year deal to make Chilean brand Cono Sur the official wine of the Tour de France cycling championship.

Brockmans Gin has reported 78% sales growth in 2014 compared to the previous year, and said it plans to build on this by targeting 20,000 consumers at the Gin Festival.

Music lovers attending the charity gig put on by wine trade supergroup Skin Côntact at London’s Vinopolis next month can enjoy tasting around 50 Côtes du Rhône wines.

Sogrape UK has taken on Meursault specialist Ropiteau Frères and will distribute its wines from across Burgundy and southern France.

Bibendum PLB has added New Zealand producer Ara Wines to its portfolio.

Portsmouth retailer Bobby Sood didn’t want to sign up to the Reducing the Strength scheme launched in his city.

Belgian craft brewer Duvel Moortgat will launch its recently-acquired Kansas City brewer Boulevard at the Craft Beer Rising held in London on February 19-22.

Site Search

COMMENT

Dan Jago's return: what does it mean for the wine industry?

It was in a bar on the other side of the world earlier this week that I first heard whispers Dan Jago might be making a sensational return to Tesco and the BWS department he was suspended from last October.

Click for more »

Polls

Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know

Facebook

Twitter