The last few years have been tumultuous for the British wine industry. Rising consumption reversed in trajectory during the recession and is yet to recover.
Maison Sichel’s flagship brand, Sirius Red AOC Bordeaux, is now available to buy on Amazon.
Maston’s has announced plans to dispose of 200 of its pubs in the coming 12 months to focus instead on women and budget family dining.
Rémy Cointreau’s net sales declined 15.5% in the first six months of 2014, a drop blamed on “evolving consumption patterns” and de-stocking in China.
1847 Wines has completed its purchase of Australia’s historic Chateau Yaldara, announcing plans to turn it into a major tourist destination.
Millennial drinkers are shunning the self-proclaimed “King of Beers” in favour of craft, with shipments outnumbering those of Budweiser for the first time.
Londoners’ taste for vino has been mapped revealing a “river of red” through its centre, according to a survey by Naked Wines.
UK wine merchant Enotria has announced Jon Pepper MW as its new director of buying and retail, previously managing director at Buckingham Schenk.
Carlsberg is to merge with Greece’s third-largest brewer to become a “strong number two player” in the country’s beer market.
Despite significant challenges the future of the UK’s independent wine retail sector looks bright, according to a recent report that described it as “thriving”.
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