All articles by Jessica Broadbent

Jess joined Just Drinks and Just Food in 2022 after sub-editing at the Daily Mail. She has also written for The Buyer and Bibendum Wine.

Jessica Broadbent

Vintage Wine Estates new CEO announced as Moët Hennessy’s Seth Kaufman

It follows a shaky financial period for the Clos Pegase brand owner, which predicted lower than expected revenue for fiscal 2024 despite “improving” margins.

Brussels clears European grocers of breaking competition rules with trading pacts

The Commission said retailers’ ability to reduce prices and compete were “key objectives” of competition policy, especially in the current inflationary environment.

C&C Group performance still “not at level planned” following ERP issues

“The group’s performance is not at the level we planned because of the ERP issues, and resolving them fully… remains our immediate objective” – C&C Group CEO Patrick McMahon.

Spain inflation slows in June as grocery prices ease

The slowing grocery inflation was led by easing prices of fruit, bread, cereals and meat – and falling fresh-fruit prices.

South Africa’s Painted Wolf Wines clinches India export deal

Founder Jeremy Borg said the first shipment of wine is due to be sent to the country within weeks.

Australia-EU trade agreement talks stall over export quotas

Discussions on the FTA, which began in 2018, could not be concluded as the two parties reportedly disagreed on quotas of Australian wine and meat.

EU wine and spirit names to be protected under New Zealand FTA

The deal, negotiations for which have ongoing since mid-2018, will see tariffs axed on EU exports including wine.

Concho y Toro export director Thomas Domeyko on cost pressures, Chile’s floods and the industry’s post-Covid “crisis”

“The whole industry is suffering. I’ve been in the business for 30 years and I think this is one of the biggest crises we have ever faced.”

Central Greece’s wines “should target export markets’ off-trade as tourists return home”

Popular with holidaymakers, McCombie said the wines have growing potential in the off-premise as consumers look to replicate their holiday experience.

Portuguese wine body targets low-alcohol trend with Campo do Tejo category

The first range is made up of white wines from three producers within the Tejo region that are light in style and lower in alcohol than the average.