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Consumers not convinced by premium New World sparkling wine says Tesco's Jewell

Published:  06 December, 2013

The market for New World sparkling wine in the UK is likely to remain stagnant for the foreseeable future, according to Tesco wine buyer Laura Jewell MW.

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Wine Vision Day 3: Our round up the main social media activity around the event

Published:  06 December, 2013

Such was the social media activity around last month's Wine Vision global conference held in London it was trending on Twitter by day three of the event. Here is our round up of the main social media activity taking place during the final day of talks, debates and panel sessions. 

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Customs sets up wholesaler registration scheme in a bid to fight alcohol fraud

Published:  06 December, 2013

News that the government is to insist the drinks sector introduces a new registration scheme for wholesalers in a bid to curb alcohol fraud has been welcomed by trade leaders.

 

 

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Duty raised from wine predicted to grow 54% by 2019

Published:  06 December, 2013

Economic forecasts have been released this week that predict the total amount of money raised by duty on wine will increase by 54% over the next six years if the duty escalator remains in place.

 

 

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Trinity Hill moves distribution to Liberty Wines

Published:  06 December, 2013

New Zealand winery, Trinity Hill, is moving its distribution in the UK from Enotria to Liberty Wines from January 1, 2014.

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Origin Wine targets Europe with new Nordic office in Sweden

Published:  05 December, 2013

South African producer, Origin Wine, has opened a new office in Sweden this week as part of its strategy to drive distribution of its wines in key markets around the world.

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Make social media a priority for your business urges Warwick Estate's Mike Ratcliffe

Published:  05 December, 2013

Without the budgets to talk directly to a highly fragmented consumer base in diverse markets around the world, social media offers wine producers an unrivalled way of tapping into potential customers, according to South African producer, Mike Ratcliffe.

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Cost of Riedel Crystal in the UK to drop 20% with new distribution agreement

Published:  05 December, 2013

Riedel Crystal announced it will be bringing its UK distribution in-house instead of going through supplier Churchill China, which could result in an average price reduction of around 20% for customers from February 1, 2014.

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New drinkers are bringing growth to sparkling wines says Wine Intelligence

Published:  05 December, 2013

Sparkling wine continues to show strong growth in its major markets, Richard Halstead of Wine Intelligence told the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, with a new generation of drinkers and distinct changes in drinking habits the key drivers.

 

 

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Russia could be the "big prize" for wine sector claims tobacco chief

Published:  04 December, 2013

The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.

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Russia could be "big prize" for wine sector says tobacco chief

Published:  04 December, 2013

The wine trade should follow the lead of the tobacco industry and target Russia as a key market for the future, according to Ian Johnstone of British American Tobacco.

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World map of wine to be turned on its head warns Dr Richard Smart

Published:  04 December, 2013

"The wine business is the canary in the cage for world agriculture because it so sensitive to change," Dr Richard Smart told delegates to the 3rd International Sparkling Wine Symposium, being held at Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Surrey.

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New Zealand and France hit International Wine Challenge's top spot

Published:  04 December, 2013
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US-based Satellite Logistic Group acquired by JF Hillebrand Group

Published:  04 December, 2013

JF Hillebrand Group AG has bought the Satellite Logistics Group, a Texas based supply-chain provider for the drinks industry.

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Whisky drinkers to choose the design of limited edition Glenmorangie

Published:  04 December, 2013

Glenmorangie, the Scottish whisky distiller, is giving whisky drinkers the chance to decide the packaging design for a new single malt whisky as it looks to involve its customers more in the production process.

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New Zealand winery Invivo ditches 'winespeak gobbledegook'

Published:  03 December, 2013
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Glenmorangie unveils sculpture to celebrate 20 million bottles at its bottling plant

Published:  03 December, 2013

On Monday December 2, Glenmorangie unveiled a 20-tonne sculpture by sculptor Barry Grove at its production plant in Livingston, Scotland. The unveiling marked the passing of 20 million bottles through the facility since it opened in 2010.

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Nationwide roll-out for restaurant app which lets customers order and pay

Published:  03 December, 2013
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Wine Vision Day 2: how social media told the story

Published:  02 December, 2013

A recap of day two from Wine Vision, a global wine conference in association with Harpers, which was held in London from November 18-20.

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Wineries are missing out on tourism profits warns Fladgate's Adrian Bridge

Published:  02 December, 2013

Producers are missing out on revenue from tourism because of a lack of understanding of how the tourism industry works and a failure to see how it could best benefit their core businesses, argued Adrian Bridge, chief executive, of The Fladgate Partnership, in his address to Wine Vision.

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