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Increased polarisation of Australian wine market widens gap between winners and losers

Published:  09 April, 2015

The Australian wine market is becoming increasingly polarised as many bulk grape producers and grape wine growers appear to be on the brink of  collapse, while premium wine producers seem to be growing in both value and volume.

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Kingsland results impacted by rising duty

Published:  09 April, 2015

Kingsland Wines and Spirits reported "satisfactory" results last year, despite a fall in wine volume sales and the impact of rising duty.

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Pret A Manger trials evening menu with beer and wine in London

Published:  09 April, 2015

Pret A Manger, the quick-stop breakfast and lunch spot, is now trialling "Good Evenings", a dinner menu at its Strand outlet which includes beer and wine.

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Supermarket price deflation attributed to CPI in the UK hitting zero for the first time

Published:  09 April, 2015

The supermarket price wars that have been plaguing the retail sector for months have been a contributing factor to the Consumer Price Index falling to zero for the first time on record, according to British Retail Consortium.

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C&C Group amalgamates wine arm into restructured UK business

Published:  09 April, 2015

C&C Group has amalgamated its wine trading business, International Wine Services with two of its UK cider businesses to form C&C Brands Limited.

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Grahams launches vintage port 'bond' for gifting market

Published:  08 April, 2015

Port company Grahams has launched a 'bond' that will allow people to purchase vintage port the year it is harvested.

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Les Grands Chais de France acquires negociant in north of Burgundy

Published:  08 April, 2015

French wine producer Les Grands Chais de France has bought a negociant in the north of Burgundy to boost its presence in the area.

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UK shop prices fall 2.1% in March, as deflation settles in for "near future"

Published:  08 April, 2015

Retail deflation deepened to 2.1% in March, according to the latest BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index, released this morning.

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Jean-Claude Mas adds new cremant to his portfolio

Published:  08 April, 2015

Domaines Paul Mas is extending its portfolio of sparkling French wines from the Languedoc.

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Oxford Wine Company set to open second cafe

Published:  08 April, 2015

The Oxford Wine Company is launching a second wine café in Oxford.

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Aldi overtakes Waitrose to become Britain's sixth largest supermarket

Published:  08 April, 2015

Aldi has overtaken Waitrose to become the sixth largest supermarket in Britainwith 5.3% of the market, according to Kantar Worldpanel's retail figures released today.

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Jose Cuervo's Dons of Tequila global bartender competition kicks-off

Published:  07 April, 2015

Last week Jose Cuervo launched its Dons of Tequila competition, which provides the winning bartender the chance to harvest their own agave crop in Mexico and blend their own labelled tequila.

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Proof Drinks adds prosecco brand to line-up

Published:  07 April, 2015

Prosecco brand Scavi and Ray is ramping up its spend in the UK after appointing Proof Drinks as the new distributor

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Moët launches annual sommelier of the year competition

Published:  07 April, 2015

Moët has launched its annual Moët Sommelier of the Year competition.

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The New Zealand Cellar crowdfunds to raise money for first shop

Published:  07 April, 2015

Online retailer The New Zealand Cellars has launched a crowdfunding project to raise funds to open its first retail shop.

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Organic wine sales dip nearly 10%, Soil Association says

Published:  07 April, 2015

Sales of organic wines have dipped nearly 10% in the last year, according to figures from the Soil Association.

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Newly redesigned Vinexpo 2015 sells out of exhibitor space

Published:  07 April, 2015

The newly redesigned space at Vinexpo has now been fully book and all 2,400 exhibitor stalls have sold.

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Drinks industry is well placed to benefit from new Google and Twitter deal

Published:  02 April, 2015

Drinks retailers, wholesalers and producers who try to hush-up negative comments from customers online are putting their businesses at a major disadvantage, according to a leading social media expert.

 

 

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M&S fourth quarter figures buck retail trends

Published:  02 April, 2015

Marks and Spencer Group fourth quarter financial results were released today showing total UK sales increased 2.7% and food sales increased 3.7%.

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BrewDog profits soar 69%

Published:  02 April, 2015

Scottish craft brewer BrewDog saw profits soar 69% during 2014, on the back of strong demand for craft beer.

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