In the news: June

A lot has been happening since we last shared our latest headlines. From the shake-up at London Wine Fair, to recognition from some big names in business, we have it all covered in your round-up below.


"The very limited edition Hattingley Valley Entice 2016 is amazingly clean on the palate and rich with luscious apricot and autumn fruit flavours, ideal with summer pudding." Full article on The Independent here.


Trapiche makes it into The Drinks Business 10 Outstanding Pinot Noirs. Full list available on The Drinks Business here. Another mention in The Drinks Business’ Top New Products goes to the mythical-looking Mermaid Gin.


At this year’s London Wine Fair, CEO Troy Christensen provided a well-informed insight into the current state of the wine trade. Read the quote in full and read the article reported by Harpers. Who also reported on the attention recieved by our change of format here. Jon Pepper MW, our Chief Operating Office, was also delighted with the success that came out of our change of approach, as can be read here. 


“I am rather ashamed that I haven’t written up this wine before in MoneyWeek because it has been a masterful creation for many years.  In 2015 it has eclipsed the amazing 2014 which I, personally, didn’t think possible.” High praise from Matthew Jukes for the Kleinood Tamboerskloof Syrah, included in his MoneyWeek series.


“With more people adopting a plant-based diet – and not just for #Veganuary – the landscape of vegan food is changing. But how do you match this increasingly diverse cuisine with wine? Kate Malczewski joins a team of somms to #eattherainbow…” Says Imbibe with a shout out to English Wine producer Hattingley Valley.


In Decanter’s line up of Top 20 Bordeaux Dry Whites we received mention of two of our esteemed French producers; Château Guiraud and Château Lamothe-Bouscaut.