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Christmas boost for 2013 sales across on and off-trades

Published:  10 January, 2014

Despite the weather, most operators in the on- and off-trade had a great December. Gemma McKenna reports

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?Harpers Awards 2014: How to enter and new awards categories

Published:  10 January, 2014

The Harpers Awards is your opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for all the hard work you do. With a host of categories across the industry and the on- and off-trade, here's how you can get involved

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Major wine firms' activity in China challenged by leading importer

Published:  10 January, 2014

Major international wine companies are accused of having questionable "principles" when looking to distribute overly inflated wine in to China.

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Social media opens up advertising campaigns to smaller players, says leading agency

Published:  10 January, 2014

The growth in digital technology is changing the face of media advertising. More importantly, it is levelling the playing field for smaller businesses to make a real impact through innovative campaigns, according to a leading advertising executive.

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?Glenmorangie releases Companta Private Edition Whisky

Published:  09 January, 2014

Glenmorangie has released its fifth annual private edition label called Companta, which has been aged in Grand Cru and Côtes du Rhône casks.

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Enotria to add Australian Burch Family Wines to portfolio

Published:  09 January, 2014

Burch Family Wines, which has a winery in Margaret River in South West Australia, and a winery in Denmark, in the Great Southern region, is the newest addition to the Enotria wine portfolio.

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Rolling update: Major retailers report mixed Xmas results, but wines still perform well

Published:  09 January, 2014
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Rum Experience University becomes annual event

Published:  09 January, 2014
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Independent wine merchant Richard Tanner dies

Published:  09 January, 2014
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Major wine players must invest more in their brands to compete, warns David Dearie

Published:  09 January, 2014

It is vital the industry's major wine companies start to invest major sums in their brands if they are to compete against other drinks categories, has warned former Treasury Wine Estates chief, David Dearie.

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WSTA refutes 'cosy relationship' between drinks industry and government

Published:  08 January, 2014
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California's lack of rainfall is major threat to winemakers in 2014

Published:  08 January, 2014

2013 marked one of the driest year's on record in California, with cities like San Francisco reporting the driest year since 1849, when annual rainfall totals first started being recorded.  Los Angeles similarly, reported only receiving 3.6 inches of rain in total for 2013, well below the average of 14 inches. This could be catastrophic for agriculture and wine producers should conditions not change in the near future.

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Wine Australia to highlight its food offer with Dine Australia at London tasting

Published:  08 January, 2014

Wine Australia is looking to highlight the link between its diverse food and wine offers with a new Dine Australia initiative at this month's London annual tasting.

 

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'Greatest wine list in London' for Bob Bob Ricard owner's new restaurant

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling update: On-trade reports strong Christmas

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Third year of decline for fine wine leads to 'healthier' position

Published:  08 January, 2014
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Rolling Update: Majestic Wine's Christmas sales up 5.9%

Published:  08 January, 2014
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John Hynard of family independent wine business, Hynard Hughes, has died

Published:  07 January, 2014

John Hynard, the highly respected independent wine merchant, died over the Christmas period.

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Over 77,000 fake Smirnoff Vodka bottles to be destroyed

Published:  07 January, 2014

Singapore Customs has handed over 77,850 counterfeit Smirnoff vodka bottles to brand owner, Diageo. The authorities first discovered the shipment in June 2013 and have only now released them to be destroyed. 

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New premium Australian wine importer launches

Published:  07 January, 2014
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