Written by: Trade Interchange

Posted on: 24/06/21

English Wine Week: Don’t make pour supplier management decisions

English Wine Week is an annual event that is organised by Wines of Great Britain (WineGB), and its aim is to establish the country as one of the world’s great quality wine regions.

WineGB has moved this year’s edition of English Wine Week to be a truly Midsummer event, now taking place between 19th to 27th June 2021, incorporating the Summer Solstice and Midsummer Day on the 24th of the month.

There is no doubt that English and Welsh wine is seeing an increase in popularity.

WineGB’s latest survey report, published in 2020, suggests that the total hectarage planted in Great Britain has grown by over 150% in the last ten years and has even quadrupled since 2000.

Additionally, there are now approximately 770 vineyards across 165 wineries in Great Britain, which saw 3.2 million vines planted in 2019, double the amount from the year previous.

As industry knowledge surrounding food allergens continues to grow, especially with the welcome upcoming implementation of Natasha’s Law, allergen information relating to alcoholic drinks has flown relatively under the radar.

In wine, fining agents, which are used to remove unwanted materials while still in the cellar, are often made from egg and milk.

Although alcoholic drinks containing more than 1.2% by volume of alcohol do not legally require an ingredients list, under the EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation, manufacturers and suppliers must ensure potential allergens, including eggs and milk, are accurately and clearly labelled.

Be on cloud wine with our cloud-based solution

ARCUS® Product Information Management (PIM) is a cloud-based solution that enables users to automate, digitise, and streamline their product on-boarding process. Tailored questionnaires are sent to suppliers, who then directly enter all required product information themselves.

The configurable nature of these questionnaires means that users are collecting all the product information they require, which can include allergen, ingredient, nutrition, and packaging specifications. This product data is then stored securely in PIM’s cloud-based database, enabling key stakeholders to access this information from any location, on any internet-enabled device, and at any time.

ARCUS® PIM and your systems can be partners in wine

The solution’s native API, ARCUS® Connect, enables direct and seamless integration with downstream systems, including the likes of recipe management and in-house ERP solutions.

This enables PIM users to have an end-to-end product information management process that relies on only a single source of product data, that has been entered into the system by your suppliers, and removes the need to re-key this data at any stage of product on-boarding.

If you would like to find out more about the importance of monitoring allergens in your supply chain, you can download our new white paper. You can also find out more about ARCUS® PIM by reading our Brakes case study here.

Allergens White Paper

Find out everything you need to know about monitoring allergens in your supply chain, including what the upcoming Natasha's Law means for those responsible for allergen monitoring in the supply chain.


Brakes PIM Case Study

Brakes are the leading wholesale foodservice supplier in the UK and are the catering and food suppliers of choice for thousands of chefs in the catering industry.