Jay Rayner Warms To English Sparkling

Guardian columnist Jay Rayner has changed his views on the British sparkling wine industry, after previously slamming the category for offering poor value for money.


Accolade Targets On-trade Growth With New Hardys ?foodie? Range

Accolade Wines is ramping up its on-trade ambitions as it launches an exclusive range of 'Foodie' wines for restaurants and bars that highlights what meat the wines should be paired with.


Rioja Confirms 2018 Vintage Classification

The 2018 harvest has been officially classified as a ?Good? vintage by the Regulatory Board of Rioja DOCa.


Friarwood Adds Domaine Des Masques Wines To Its Line-up

Independent retailer and on-trade wholesaler Friarwood Fine Wines has added Provence organic winery Domaine des Masques to its portfolio.


Pernod Ricard Acquires Italian Super-premium Gin Brand Malfy

Spirits giant Pernod Ricard has signed a deal with Biggar & Leith to acquire its premium Italian gin brand, Malfy.


Bob Dylan?s Nashville Whiskey Distillery Set To Open In 2020

Heaven's Door, the whiskey label owned by Bob Dylan, will soon have its own headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, complete with an event space and restaurant.


Long Island Winery Bedell Cellars On Sale For Us$18m

A wine estate in the US, complete with vineyards, a tasting room, production facilities and a working apple orchard, has gone on the market for US$18 million.


Obituary: Derek Smedley Mw

British master of wine Derek Smedley has passed away after a long and varied career in the wine trade.


Lifetime Achievement Award To Be Announced In Bordeaux At Vinexpo

2019?s recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Award from the drinks business and the Institute of Masters of Wine will be announced on Monday 13 at Vinexpo Bordeaux.


Warm March Boosts On-trade As Drinks Dominate Sales

Warm weather across March provided a welcome boosts to pub and restaurants across the UK, the latest data has shown, with collective sales in the managed pub and restaurant sector up 3.8% compared to

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