A leading figure in the Australian wine industry has hit out at what he perceives as an excessive focus on the country’s supermarket performance.
While the volume of wine sold in offline retail suffers a sustained decline, UK online wine sales are enjoying long-term increases.
British consumers are turning their backs on Bordeaux after losing faith in both producers in the region and the en primeur system, according to two key fine wine merchants.
Catherine Bugue recommends a Napa white with notes of pear, tangerine and herbs, while Stacey Vreeken picks a Chardonnay which she said was like “taking a ride in your well-heeled aunt’s Mercedes”.
Thousands descended on Kensington’s Olympia for the London Wine Fair this week for a packed three-day programme of events featuring more than 700 drinks trade organisations. Here are some of the highlights.
Warming winter wines for the southern hemisphere, scarce earth McLaren Vale Shiraz and a “devilishly addictive” sweet red from Jerez made the Asia-Pacific press this week.
The Queen has formally recognised a bill to introduce a new statutory code to protect tied-pub tenants in England and Wales.
A host of drinks categories launched an array of products this month – from an exclusive Drambuie gift set to a 150-year-old Port.
Cleaner plant material, improved fruit quality and more sensitive vinification are all contributing to the rehabilitation of South Africa’s divisive Pinotage variety.
Taylor’s managing director highlighted a growing demand for aged tawny Port at the launch of the house’s 1863 Single Harvest at the London Wine Fair yesterday.
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