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Saturday 3 December 2016 loc: GB

Mentzendorff

UK wine trade: ‘the best of times, the worst of times’

It’s ‘the best of times and the worst of times’ for UK wine businesses, according to Andrew Hawes, managing director of London-based wine shipper Mentzendorff.

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 No Comments »

White Port ‘gains traction’ at Waitrose

White Port has gained “real traction” with consumers, Port producers have claimed, after Waitrose reported sales up 25%.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Hamilton Russell: no longer ‘cool’ to dislike Pinotage

South Africa’s much maligned red grape Pinotage is becoming ‘cool’ in the eyes of a new generation of open-minded wine drinkers, according to Anthony Hamilton Russell.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 No Comments »

London restaurants: Top 10 changes in 25 years

What are the 10 biggest changes to London’s restaurant wine business over the past 25 years? One seasoned salesman shares his views with db.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 1 Comment »

Tour de l’Oc raises £30k for charity

Last month’s Tour de l’Oc bicycle challenge across France has raised over £30,000 for The Benevolent – the drinks trade charity.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 No Comments »

Trade takes on cycling challenge for charity

db editor Patrick Schmitt and 10 other members of the wine trade are to cycle almost 500km in four days across France for The Benevolent.

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 No Comments »

Hamilton Russell eyes ‘next level’ in UK

UK agent Mentzendorff has hailed the “thrilling energy” surrounding South African wine at the moment as it announced the addition of Hamilton Russell Vineyards to its portfolio.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 1 Comment »

Ex Bollinger ambassador switches sides

Former Bollinger brand ambassador Simon Leschallas has taken up the same role for Champagne Charles Heidsieck in the UK.

Friday, March 14th, 2014 No Comments »

Champagne not doing enough to promote itself

Champagne must do more to promote its unique characteristics as competition from other sparkling wines intensifies, believes Bollinger’s UK importer.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 1 Comment »

The week in pictures

Stargazing-themed cocktails, a girls only beer dinner, Bordeaux blending and the BAFTAs – it’s the drinks business’ week in pictures.

Friday, February 21st, 2014 No Comments »

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