Following the merger of the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers, the industry’s membership organisation Wines of Great Britain (WineGB) has big ambitions for the English Wine Week and Welsh Wine Week campaigns. Continue reading “An excuse to celebrate”
London Wine Fair is back with a bang for 2018, with a brand-new team promising a packed show of inspiring features, innovative tastings, critical masterclasses and over 14,000 wines from 40 countries, making it an unmissable event for independent merchants. Continue reading “The London Wine Fair is back!”
Increasing numbers of English wine producers are successfully taking their wines onto the global stage. Building a sustainable export business early can help to mitigate from future concerns over the saturation of domestic markets but as the category remains small how can producers find rapid routes to market and develop long-term partnerships? Continue reading “Going global”
Hawkins Bros. Fine English Wines’ James Hawkins reflects on his career as a wine merchant. Continue reading “Meet the Manager: James Hawkins”
How vineyards can excel with cellar door experiences. Continue reading “Tapping into tourism”
When I was approached to see whether Whitehead Monckton would like to contribute to this publication I jumped at the chance. Not only, and forgive me for the pun, it is one of the most exciting growing sectors but we already act for a number of vineyards and the rural team take great pleasure in testing as many of the local and English wines as we can. Over the next few months we will be looking at the stories within the publication and, from that, we will be using the legal knowledge which the team has to assist you and your business moving forward. Continue reading “Protecting your brand”
After tasting a Bacchus produced by Winbirri Vineyard, Norfolk, Olley’s Fish Experience, has been praised for developing the most extensive English wine list ever seen in a fish and chip shop.
The chippy, based in Herne Hill, London, has not only added nine wines from five counties (Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and Dorset) but has paired each one to accompany its ‘legendary’ fish suppers. Continue reading “Oh my Cod!”