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Tuesday 1 September 2015


Oxford Companion sees major update

A fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine, by Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW, is due for release in September featuring significant revisions.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

The week in pictures

Fish fights, summer cocktails, a New York-style jazz brunch and a distillery visit by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne make for a curious snapshot of the drinks trade.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Charles Heidsieck launches 2006 rosé

Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled its Rosé Millésime 2006, the first since its 1999 vintage.

Friday, July 24th, 2015 No Comments »

US wine lovers yet to embrace online

While using the internet to seek out information about wine has surged over the last four years, only 11% of American wine drinkers have bought wine online this year.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 8 Comments »

Mencía the ‘Pinot Noir’ of Spain

Fragrant red variety Mencía is “the Pinot Noir of Spain” due to its delicacy and sensitivity to terroir according to one young winemaker championing the grape.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 1 Comment »

Diageo sees another senior exit

Ravi Rajagopal, Diageo’s global head of business development, is leaving the company at the end of September – the third executive level departure to be announced in the last month.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Jascots appoints MW student to lead buying team

Jascots Wine Merchants has appointed MW student Adam Porter as its head of wine buying with a mission to raise its wine range to a “new level of excitement and innovation”.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Uncorked: Giancarlo Moretti Polegato, Villa Sandi

Giancarlo Moretti Polegato, CEO of Italian wine producer Villa Sandi, reveals how his mother contributed toward his most treasured bottle of wine, his love of a certain Beatle and distaste of tardiness.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 No Comments »

Top 10 wines in the US press

An “exuberant” red from Portugal’s Douro Valley, a food-friendly Moldovan Malbec and a crisp Californian rosé make for a line-up perfectly suited to summer sipping.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

In focus: 1995 Champagne

The 1995s show impressive returns two decades on but is there actually any left to buy?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 No Comments »

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