Tap & Bottle

South East London hospitality and entertainment destination Flat Iron Square is welcoming a new draught wine bar. Set over two floors, Tap & Bottle has a rustic interior featuring exposed brickwork and wooden furniture as well as a hidden terrace. The bar’s “convenient” wine on tap, which includes four reds, four whites and two different …

Chapel Down's new vineyard

English winemaker Chapel Down has announced that it has exchanged on an agreement to lease 388 acres of prime viticultural land adjoining its existing vineyards on the North Downs. The site at Boarley and Abbey Farm in Boxley will be vined between 2019 and 2021, resulting in a total area under long term leases of …

Thienot champagne blanc de blancs

Champagne Thiénot has released a new Blanc de Blancs NV that celebrates its two cellar masters past and present. The idea behind the Cuvée Thiénot Brut Blanc de Blancs is that of a handover between Laurent Fédou and Nicolas Uriel, described as “the transmission of a unique know-how from a master to his pupil”. Through …

London Wine Week cheese

London Wine Week is back, with more than 125 bars and restaurants due to take part from May 14 to 20. Alongside a packed programme of events, participating bars will be offering special menus to help people explore the world of wine including bespoke tasting flights with food pairings. These £5 flights will be available …

millesme organic wine

Cendrine Vimont from Sudvinbio, organisers of organic wine trade fair Millésime Bio, looks ahead to more attention on organic wines in the on-trade in 2018 As we approach the turn of the year, all eyes are on the food and drink trends to watch for 2018. This year, it seems organic wines are set to …

Quirky Wines

Crown Cellars, the specialist wine and spirits division of Carlsberg UK, has extended its own-label range of Quirky Wines which are exclusive to the on-trade. Tapping into consumers’ appetite for easy-to-understand, eye-catching labels, the seven new additions aim to break down barriers around the typical aesthetic of wine, building on the successful launch of Quirky …

PIPER-HEIDSIECK Essentiel

Piper-Heidsieck has released a new champagne, Essentiel, which is exclusive to the on-trade and selected high-end wine merchants. It has its origins in the house expression, the Brut NV, and uses the same base wines but has an extra 12 to 18 months of ageing and offers a lower dosage of 5g/l, compared to the …

coravin

Coravin – the revolutionary wine access system – has introduced four sleek limited-edition colours of its Model Two Elite in Gloss White, Champagne, Matte Black and Candy Apple Red. The new capsule collection brings Coravin’s ground-breaking technology together with a touch of modern style. The pared-back Gloss White will bring a dash of minimalism to …

skyfall blue wine

Skyfall Gran Reserva, a naturally blue, sparkling aromatised wine from Spain, has been launched in the UK. Described as fresh and crisp, the wine is made in Sant Sadurni d’Anoia in Barcelona using only natural ingredients, combining four grapes: Macabeu, Parellada, Xarel·lo and Chardonnay. Each bottle is aged for three years, turned by hand, with …

Freixenet Prosecco Ice Rose

Leading cava producer Freixenet is expanding its range in the UK with a prosecco as well as adding a rosé to its Ice range of sparkling wines for serving over ice. Using high-quality Glera grapes from the Veneto region of Italy, the Spanish company has created a prosecco which has proved to have the “perfect” …