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Portugal claims its wine sales are 'misrepresented' in UK

Published:  06 March, 2014

Portugal says its wine sales are being misrepresented in the UK off-trade - it claims it should be ahead of Argentina and among the top 10 importing countries.

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Wines of Argentina's Cambalache event to return to London in April

Published:  06 March, 2014

The ground breaking consumer tasting, Cambalache, organised by the Wines of Argentina, is to return in 2014 bringing the culture, music, art, food and wine of Latin America to London's East End.

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Bottle Green's on-trade arm going from 'strength to strength'

Published:  06 March, 2014

Bottle Green's on-trade and independent division is going from "strength to strength" - accounting for one third of business in just two years.

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New Scottish whisky region to be created on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides

Published:  06 March, 2014

A new whisky region is being created with the buildilng of the first distillery on the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.

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In the spotlight: Fairtrade issues in South Africa

Published:  05 March, 2014

South Africa's agricultural sector came under fire in the past few years over infringing the human rights of farm workers, some of whom helped build the country's wine trade. Erin Smith takes a look at two initiatives aimed at combating such problems, namely the Wine Industry Ethical Trade Agreement and Fairtrade.

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Ruinart: 2013 was good year in Champagne

Published:  05 March, 2014

Ruinart's cellar master says despite bad news elsewhere in France, 2013 was a good year in Champagne, and the house will make a 2013 vintage.

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Jason Atherton to open restaurant in London's Tower 42

Published:  05 March, 2014

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Matthew Clark to distribute Catalan wine Herencia Altés

Published:  05 March, 2014

On-trade wholesaler Matthew Clark has added Catalan wine Herencia Altés, previously distributed by Liberty Wines, to its portfolio.

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González Byass sees rapid growth in on-trade

Published:  05 March, 2014

González Byass is growing rapidly in the UK on-trade since taking on distribution for Champagne Deutz five months ago.

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Moet Hennessey launches sparkling Argentinian wine in UK

Published:  04 March, 2014

Moet Hennessey is hoping to persuade UK consumers to trade up from standard and premium sparkling wine, and down from entry level champagne with the forthcoming launch of its premium sparkling wine brand, Chandon.

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The Co-operative looks to convert mainstream wine brands to Fairtrade

Published:  04 March, 2014

The Co-operative is looking to recruit more mainstream wine brands into Fairtrade as it prepares to relaunch its range.

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Independents to receive expert advice on online retailing at PLB Manchester roadshow

Published:  04 March, 2014

Expert advice on the do's and dont's of online retailing will be part of tomorrow's PLB roadshow tasting for independent retailers taking place in Manchester.

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Scotch whisky verification scheme at risk if independence goes ahead

Published:  04 March, 2014

A British government scheme set up in January to help consumers identify genuine UK-made products could be at risk should Scotland vote for independence.

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Virgin Wines to sell fine wines from New World

Published:  04 March, 2014

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Avery's falls into red as demand for en primeur declines

Published:  04 March, 2014

Avery's of Bristol has slid into the red as demand for en primeur plummeted in the year to June 29, 2013.

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Alliance Wine boosts sales team

Published:  03 March, 2014

Alliance Wine has boosted its Scottish sales team and added Portuguese wine Delaforce to its portfolio.

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Memorial service for Michael Cox to be held on April 10 at Southwark Cathedral

Published:  03 March, 2014

The memorial service for Michael Cox, the former head of Wines of Chile in the UK and Europe, who died from cancer at the end of last month, is to be held on April 10 at Southwark Cathedral in London.

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Oyster Bay owner Delegat's sees European sales fall 14%

Published:  03 March, 2014

Delegat's, the New Zealand owner of Oyster Bay, has seen its UK, Ireland and European sales drop by 14% by volume in the six months to December 31, 2013.

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PLB to distribute Australia's Capel Vale

Published:  03 March, 2014

PLB is the new UK agent for Western Australian winery Capel Vale, which will be distributed to the independent, specialist and on-trade sectors.

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Loch Lomond Distillery Company acquired by private equity

Published:  03 March, 2014

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