Mud House wants to be the UK’s biggest New Zealand wine brand, taking on the likes of Brancott Estate, Oyster Bay and Villa Maria, according to its head winemaker Ben Glover.
Accolade Wines has promoted its general manager of the UK and Ireland, Paul Schaafsma, to the position of chief executive officer.
Bruce Jack of Accolade Wines has called Chenin Blanc “an extraordinary” variety as he unveiled a new wine to support his belief that South Africa’s high end success will be delivered through the on-trade.
Accolade Wines has announced its acquisition of Chilean wine producer Viña Anakena, extending its footprint further into the New World.
Wine brands Stowells, Jack Rabbit and Hardys are the current top three most popular wines in the UK on-trade, according to the latest report by CGA Strategy.
Hardys has unveiled a new £4 million consumer marketing campaign to tie in with the Australian wine brand’s sponsorship of the English cricket team.
Hardys has taken the next step in its “premiumisation objective” by unveiling new labels and a tightened regional focus for the brand’s William Hardy range.
New Zealand wines appeal to the “dream shopper” in the UK, according to Jane Robertson, category development director at Accolade Wines.
Accolade Wines has completed its purchase of Grant Burge Wines, including its Burge and Rathbone Fine Wine Merchants business and Krondorf Winery.
The UK consumer is increasingly looking for stylistic extremes when it comes to Australia’s white wines, according to information released by Accolade.
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