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Raymond Blanc blown away by English wines

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michelin-starred French chef, Raymond Blanc, writes exclusively in this week's Harpers and harpers.co.uk about his love for English wine and how, at their best, they are now matching wine from his home country.

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LWF should ban wine tasting, says Lockspeiser

Published:  19 July, 2013

The revamped London Wine Fair should consider not allowing any wine tasting at next year's show and put the emphasis 100% on how the wines look on-shelf if it is to really make next year's show at Olympia stand out as different from previous fairs.

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The Wine Society leads the way in IWC 2013

Published:  19 July, 2013

The Wine Society was named overall Merchant of the Year at this week's International Wine Challenge Awards ceremony, which also saw Marks & Spencer named Supermarket of the Year for the fourth time since the Merchant Awards started in 1990.

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Premium brands on top, finds First Drinks Market Report

Published:  19 July, 2013

Premium drinks brands are outperforming the rest of the sector, according to the third Market Report published by First Drinks.

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Australian winemakers are pick of the crop at IWC

Published:  19 July, 2013

Wolf Blass's Chris Hatcher and Australian Vintage's Neil McGuigan were named Red and White Winemaker of the year respecitvely at last night's International Wine Challenge 2013 awards at London's Grosvenor Hotel.

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Michael Cox and Hugh Johnson win IWC awards

Published:  19 July, 2013

Michael Cox, Master of the Worshipful Company of Vintners and wine writer and author, Hugh Johnson, were both recognised for their services to the wine trade at last night's International Wine Challenge 2013 awards.

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English winemakers welcome 'perfect' conditions

Published:  19 July, 2013

This year's record summer temperatures could produce a quality vintage on a par with 2009, according to English wine producers.

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Félix Solís splits from Free Run Wines

Published:  18 July, 2013

Spanish wine producer Félix Solís Avantis is to take over control of its UK operation from Free Run Wines as it establishes its own office in the UK under the leadership of former Bibendum director, Richard Cochrane.

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Wines of Germany calls on producers

Published:  18 July, 2013

Entrants have one month before the deadline of Wines of Germany's  "Get it on..." competition, which aims to help...

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Champagne Deutz to be distributed by González Byass UK

Published:  18 July, 2013

González Byass UK has been appointed the exclusive distributor of Champagne Deutz with effect from August 1.

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Soul Tree looks to take Indian wine into mainstream

Published:  17 July, 2013

The director of an Indian wine company is hoping to put his wines on the map and widen the credibility of Indian wine.

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IWC 2013 Specialist and Regional Wine Mechants of the Year

Published:  17 July, 2013

The International Wine Challenge 2013 awards recognised both the best regional merchants and specialist merchants of the year for their excellence in promoting certain wine countries around the world. Here is the full list of winners announced at last night's awards ceremony at London's Grosvenor House hotel:

 

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International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

Published:  17 July, 2013

International Wine Challenge Lifetime Achievement Award 2013

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International Wine Challenge Awards 2013 And the winner is...

Published:  17 July, 2013

The best of the best came to together last night, held at the Grosvenor hotel, in the heart of London, to recognise those nominated and awarded a prestigious 2013 International Wine Challenge Merchant Award.

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TWE under pressure after A$160m write-off

Published:  16 July, 2013

Treasury Wine Estates has come under pressure to justify its continued presence in the Americas after announcing it will be forced to spend tens of millions of dollars to destroy excess wine in the US.

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Disaronno Mixing Star creates Killer Cocktail

Published:  16 July, 2013

Dutch bartender Tess Posthumus has been crowned Disaronno Mixing Star 2013 at the European final...

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Minimum pricing plans set to be dropped

Published:  15 July, 2013

The Government is to drop its plans to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, according to reports.

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Diageo launches online responsible drinking campaign

Published:  15 July, 2013

Diageo has launched an online campaign to remind young people that excessive drinking can lead to "shame and embarrassment".

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Maxxium UK rolls out on-pack pricing

Published:  15 July, 2013

Maxxium UK is to extend its range of price marked packs (PMPs) to drive sales in the convenience channel.

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Tesco to launch South African wine through social media

Published:  12 July, 2013

Tesco and Enotria have teamed up to try and launch a wine that has been devised and created exclusively through social...

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