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Naked Wines awarded 14th Best Small Company to Work For

Published:  28 February, 2013

Online retailer Naked Wines has been ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK 2013.

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New lighter style addition for Gallo Family Vineyards

Published:  28 February, 2013

Gallo Family Vineyards is hoping to appeal to consumers who enjoy lighter and fruitier wine styles with a new range addition.

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Glenmorangie launches interactive Cask Masters campaign

Published:  28 February, 2013

Glenmorangie has launched Glenmorangie Cask Masters, an interactive whisky campaign that involves the brand's fans in the decision-making process behind a new limited edition.

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Independents flock to Manchester, London and Singapore SITT tastings

Published:  28 February, 2013

Large numbers of independent on and off-trade buyers attended this week's SITT tastings in Manchester, London and Singapore.

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WSET appoints two new trustees

Published:  27 February, 2013

Andrew Hawes, the managing director of Mentzendorff, and global drinks consultant Jonathan Driver have been appointed as WSET trustees.

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Phileas Fogg celebrated at new Mayfair bar

Published:  27 February, 2013

A bar recreating the home of Jules Verne's famous adventurer Phileas Fogg will be opening its doors this summer.

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Video and review of Enotria annual tasting

Published:  27 February, 2013

Enotria's annual trade tasting on Tuesday took the theme of 'discovery' and so it was off to the Saatchi Gallery in King's Road, London. Here you can watch our interview featuring chief executive, Alison Levett, about what went on (click here) and our review of the tasting, by Jenny Mackenzie.

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Wine Intelligence to host two seminars at ProWein

Published:  27 February, 2013

Wine Intelligence is to hold two seminars at this year's ProWein, which will look at new emerging wine markets and wine tourism.

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Make diversity Chile's calling card, urge producers

Published:  27 February, 2013

A diversity of varieties, styles and soils are Chile's greatest asset, but it must work harder to relay that message to consumers, according to leading producers.

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Charles Back opens Spice Route in Paarl

Published:  26 February, 2013

South African wine producer Charles Back has opened his new Spice Route destination in Paarl, in a bid to introduce tourists to his Swartland range of Spice Route wines.

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WSTA backs Tax Payers Alliance's call for end to "crippling" alcohol taxes

Published:  26 February, 2013


The Wine & Spirit Trade Association has welcomed a campaign from the Tax Payers' Alliance highlighting the "crippling impact" of alcohol tax rises on the British pub.

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Anne Krebiehl reports back from wine auction Premiere Napa Valley-style

Published:  26 February, 2013

You have to hand it to the Americans - when they take an idea and run with it, it's going to be bigger, better and faster. Premiere Napa Valley, or to call it by its full name "The Napa Valley Vintners Barrel Auction for the Wine Trade" is just that, a wine auction with bells on.

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Wines in the press - February 21- 24

Published:  26 February, 2013

We review the wines that were picked out by the national wine writers over the last weekend in our Wines in the Week round-up.

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Wines in the press - February 21-24

Published:  26 February, 2013

We review the wines that were picked out by the national wine writers over the last weekend in our Wines in the Week round-up.

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EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference to be held in Spain

Published:  25 February, 2013

The EWBC Digital Wine Communications Conference will return to La Rioja in October, the organisers have announced.

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Maison Cazes acquires new vineyard

Published:  25 February, 2013

Roussillon producer Maison Cazes has acquired vineyard Les Clos des Paulilles in Collioure and Banyuls.

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China to exhibit wine for the first time at LIWF 2013

Published:  25 February, 2013

Chinese wine will be represented at this year's London International Wine Fair for the first time by Château Hansen.

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Wine Australia announces online wine research project

Published:  25 February, 2013

Wine Australia has announced a new research project into the UK online wine market in a bid to identify new opportunities for Australian wine producers to grow their business in this channel.

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New hire at Percy Fox as Diageo looks to build on-trade wine sales

Published:  22 February, 2013

Diageo has appointed Matt Bream as category development manager of its Percy Fox & Co wine business.

 

Diageo has appointed Matt Bream as category development manager of its Percy Fox & Co wine business.

 

Bream will work to identify opportunities and barriers that shoppers face when purchasing wine in all channels with an aim of adding value into the category.

 

He joins from Greene King, where he completed his 13-year stint with a role in category marketing, and will report into Percy Fox head of customer marketing Jonathan Owen.

 

"We are delighted to welcome Matt on board. He has a wealth of experience in the alcohol industry and specifically within the on-trade market, which will be fundamental to drive our plans for the category.

 

"Volume growth within the wine category remains static with most value growth the result of price inflation.

 

"We have spent the last 12-18 months re-assessing the market and the challenges that it faces. With Matt's help we aim to use shopper and market research to drive category growth into all channels, by working directly with our customers on a number of bespoke initiatives," Owen said.

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Limited edition blend for Scotch Whisky Experience silver jubilee

Published:  22 February, 2013

Edinburgh's Scotch Whisky Experience is to release a limited edition blend to mark its 25th anniversary this year.

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