‘Beer break at 12’: BBR marks 50 years in Basingstoke

UK fine wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd is marking 50 years since it opened its warehouse and bottling line in Basingstoke, leading one worker to recall the rather different pace of life back then.

Nyetimber loses 90% of buds in certain vineyards

The devastating spring frosts that swept through Europe last month have left revered English sparkling wine producer Nyetimber with bud losses of up to 90% in certain vineyard parcels in Hampshire and West Sussex.

Hattingley Valley partners Enotria&Coe

Hampshire-based Hattingley Valley has announced that Enotria&Coe will take over as its UK distributor to cope with its “increasing volumes and ambitions.”

The week in pictures

This week included a classical music concert at the Astoria wine estate in Italy, the annual Vineyards of Hampshire Festival hosted by Cottonworth Vineyards and the Bartender Boxing Finals in New Orleans.

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